Seriously good art on view in this harbour city in Northern Germany
Kunsthalle Hamburg is one of the leading fine art museums in Germany. The grand staircase leads you up from mundane life to the realm of Fine art, Philosophy, History etc. Entering is an event of a lifetime, leading up to a stairwell hall series of paintings with heavy almost untranslatable captions: “Heil dir, lerntest du fruh vom Munde der Fabel die Weisheit, welche das Leben von dir einst unerbittlich verlangt”. Something deep about fables and acquiring wisdom.
Particularly strong in German art between 1800 and 1960. One of the highlights is the amazing and sublime work of Caspar David Friedrich in this collection. Shown here: Rambler above a sea of fog, c 1817 in whole and in detail. Many outstanding Friedrichs were lost in a terrible fire in an earlier Friedrich exhibition.
Many schools and periods are shown in this museum, paid for by Hamburg harbour tycoons and circles of friends.
Good collections of Dutch 17th C art as well. Within walking distance, next to the Main Railway Station is the Art & Design museum (Kunst und Gewerbe) with particularly good collections of German and World art.
Please note: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and will specially fly in just for you. This means you hire your own private Professore. For a serious fee.
Tours by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.
Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.