Information from the museum’s website, 18 March 2015
This exhibition focuses on five major centres of art in baroque Europe: Italy, France, Holland, Flanders and Austria.
Nowhere are differences and similarities more clearly perceptible than in painting. Selected masterworks from the Residenzgalerie collection afford insights into the living and working conditions of the painters and their status in the socio-political structure.
An important consideration for art is that in the feudal, catholic countries such as Italy and Austria, works were commissioned by the clergy and the nobility, whereas a free art market was already established in the Protestant republic of Holland. These first-rate paintings show influences, inspiration and pioneering developments, as well as the freedom of art that knows no bounds.
Artists included in the exhibition: Hendrik van Balen, Federico Barocci, Franҫois Boucher, Aelbert Cuyp, Gerard Dou, Gaspard Dughet, Frans Francken III., Luca Giordano, Jan van Goyen, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Charles Le Brun, Jacques Philipp de Loutherbourg, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Kaspar Memberger d. Ä., Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Johann Georg Platzer, Paulus Potter, Harmensz. van Rijn Rembrandt, Johann Michael Rottmayr, Peter Paul Rubens, Bernardo Strozzi, Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael, Salomon van Ruysdael, Paul Troger, Jan Weenix the Younger, Emanuel de Witte