Fine Arts painting gallery, Dresden

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

100 must-see pictures.

Covid 19 / Corona times, plan B. Difficult to enter museums these days !I can make an appointment with you to do a Zoom vist through my wonderful photo collection made inside this wonderful museum. I will be your live Guide during this art class presentation. A digital Zoom class visit with your private art historian, our plan B in Covid 19 / Corona  times. I will show you my image bank of paintings inside.

HUGE list of museums for digital visits via my photo files + Zoom.

NEW  Stolen Vermeer from Boston, resurrected.

In better times, after re-opening: Join me for a visit to Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden, the superb Fine Arts gallery of paintings.      I will be your private professore, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM. Please book a time slot ticket for yourself and for the guide. New: Private Audio system available.

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.

2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.

Liotard, Girl serving Chocolate drink, the new-fangled fashion.

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister displays around 750 paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It represents 40 percent of the entire collection.

Augustus II the Strong, elector of Saxony,and his son Frederick Augustus II started to collect paintings systematically. During some 60 years, these two, who were also Kings of Poland, expanded the collections significantly. In 1745, the 100 best pieces of the collection belonging to the Duke of Modena (Francesco III) were purchased. Agents scoured the capitals: Paintings from all over Europe, especially from Italy, and from Paris, Amsterdam and Prague, were acquired for Dresden. The purchasing activities reached a summit in Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, successfully bought in 1754.

===new in 2018===

Please open this on a big computer screen:
Choose categories => Johannes Vermeer
From the page with all 36 images, choose one Vermeer painting, then move the cursor over the right hand small image, after pressing the + sign.


Vermeer, The Procuress, scene in a Brothel, see the booklet printed after a wonderful restoration.

Van Eyck tryptich. There are very few comparable grade A paintings by Van Eyck in the entire world.

Vermeer, hard to photograph because in this museum, one has installed glass in front of each and every painting.

Titian, perfect Male Dream Woman. To what purpose? Is this porn or not?

Extensive Dutch collections.

Tell me, is this a Holbein?

Rachel Ruysch, Flower piece, detail. These pieces were sold for fabulous sums of money.

Another Vermeer! Two out of 36, is about 18% of all Vermeers!

Damage after the firestorm raged through Dresden. Causing misery and death.



Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer



Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.