The secret of Dresden
From Rembrandt to Canaletto
The secret of Dresden. From Rembrandt to Canaletto
The exhibition told the story of the opulent Saxon court culture of the 18th century, under August the Strong (reign: 1694-1733) and his son August III (reign: 1733-1763). They built one of the most important art collections in Europe, which currently is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. The exhibition showed masterpieces by among others Rembrandt, Velázquez, Titian, and Canaletto, whose works were collected during the period in question, as well as paintings made in Dresden inspired by famous international examples at the time.
Curator: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Book: Dutch catalogue Het geheim van Dresden: Van Rembrandt tot Canaletto, authors: Andreas Blühm, Maike Hohn, ISBN: 9789071691775