The Glyptothek is a museum in Munich, Germany, which was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the neoclassical style, and built from 1816 to 1830. Today the museum is a part of the Kunstareal. The layout of the Königsplatz complex was designed by the architects Karl von Fischer and Leo von Klenze in 1815. Colourful frescoes and stuccos made by distinguished artists such as Peter von Cornelius, Clemens von Zimmermann, and Wilhelm von Kaulbach adorned the walls of the museum. The Second World War did not destroy much of the artwork in the Glyptothek; but unfortunately the frescoes did not survive and only lightly plastered bricks were visible after the museum was reopened in 1972.
The Glyptothek contains sculptures dating from the archaic age (ca. 650 BC) to the Roman era (ca. 550 AD):
Königsplatz (King’s Square) is a square in Munich. Built in the style of European Neo-Classicism in the 19th century, it is a centre of cultural life. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the “Kunstareal”, Munich’s gallery and museum… [Read more]
Munich (München) is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.42 million people live… [Read more]
The Museum Brandhorst was opened in Munich on May 21, 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art. Anette Brandhorst, the great-granddaughter of Henkel’s founder, and her husband Udo Fritz-Hermann began collecting art in… [Read more]
The State Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst) in Munich is the most important in Germany after the collections in Berlin (Egyptian Museum) and in Hildesheim (Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum). It displays exhibits from all eras… [Read more]