Die alte Pinakothek


Wewwww so we had a lovely weekend in the Alps and we headed back to Munich last Sunday afternoon before the commencing of my school on Monday. SUNDAYS MEAN 1,00 € MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEEEES!!! Ergo, the three of us headed for ‘die alte Pinakothek’ (the Old Pinakothek).


The Alte Pinakothek (Old Pinakothek) is an art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich, Germany. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings. The name Alte (Old) Pinakothek refers to the time period covered by the collection—from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. The Neue Pinakothek covers nineteenth-century art, and the recently opened Pinakothek der Moderne exhibits modern art. All three galleries are part of the Bavarian State Picture Collection, an organization of the Free state of Bavaria. (<< can’t wait for a future adventure to ‘die neue Pinakothek’!)

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alte_Pinakothek


“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

We discuss people in paintings hahahaha not too sure about where we lie in Roosevelt’s equation!


I fell in love with the way the jewellery was crafted on this lady’s attire. The details were out of this world and the intricacy and care taken for displaying every shine and shade of the gems were simply breath-taking. Also I’m not sure if You can see it clearly, but there are hands holding the letter “W” on the sides. Sort of…. creepy haha but something out of the ordinary nonetheless!


There was a set of paintings which featured loads of textile in them, and the one right above was part of this outstanding set. Look at how greatly the artist made sure every crease and fold of the cloths were properly presented. Imagine the patience and talent! :’)


A little researching led me to learning about the fact that this grand museum houses German paintings (14th–17th century), Early Netherlandish paintings (15th–16th century), Dutch paintings (17th–18th century), Flemish paintings (16th–18th century), Italian paintings (13th–18th century) and French paintings (16th–18th century). What a range! Impeccable. :’)


My Mum exclaimed right there and then, “Look at these animals! So cute!!”

“Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer


It was an entire day of being taken back in time and I’m pretty sure I’ve learned a thing or two about appreciating Art pieces – the message behind the brush strokes, the attention to details and the unity of pieces in a collection. I also found it really special how the paintings revealed history by portraying the way the painters perceived and experienced life during the time periods, during which they painted.


The three Pinakothek museums are in the vicinity of the Maxvorstadt district where a majority of the University faculties lie. This magnificent architectural structure is one of the faculties I speak of. :’) I featured it in a previous post but that was in the midst of grey clouds hehe here’s a blue and cheery version of it! 😊 My Mum and sister had Vietnamese cuisine for dinner before dropping by ‘Der verrückte Eismacher’ (translating to ‘The crazy Ice-Cream maker’). The owner is pretty quirky with flavours hahaha imagine this: Pickle-Nutella, Strawberry-Basil, Strawberry-Champagne, White Sausage (a Bavarian sausage specialty), Toffee, Capsicum, Beer, Augustiner, Radler, Kiwi Mango, Blueberry Cheesecake, Lindt Lindor, Vanilla-Lavender, Kiwi-Limette, Maracuja-Peach, Choco Sorbet, Oreo, etc. Hahahaha simply reading their menu is a form of entertainment!!

Absolutely loving these little adventures around town with my family!! UPDATE: Papa Voelker has arriveddddd!! :’)

Till next time, blessed Thursday, friends! Xx


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