Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces
Herausgeber: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Stephan Koja; Claudia Kryza-Gersch
144 Seiten, 107 meist farbige Abb.
25 x 20 cm, Festeinband
Designed by Gottfried Semper, the gallery building at the Dresden Zwinger houses not only the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery), but also the Skulpturensammlung bis 1800 (Sculpture Collection from Antiquity to 1800), which is renowned for the high quality and impeccable provenance of its holdings. In addition to outstanding ancient works, around 100 Renaissance and Baroque sculptures are now on permanent display at the Semperbau. The concept for the gallery was revised following a thorough investigation of the collection, which also brought to light some hidden treasures. This catalogue presents the first results of the scholarly research; featuring selected masterpieces by Filarete, Giambologna, Adriaen de Vries, Giovanni Francesco Susini, Corneille Van Clève, Guillaume Coustou, Paul Heermann and Balthasar Permoser, among others, it illustrates the impressive breadth and variety of the Dresden Skulpturensammlung.