Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 603. Capriccio mit der Schleuse von Dolo (1748)

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 603. Title: Capriccio mit der Schleuse von Dolo. Date: 1748. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 232 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 603. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 603. Title: Capriccio mit der Schleuse von Dolo. Date: 1748. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 232 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 603. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 624. Pirna mit dem Obertor (c. 1755-1756)

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 624. Title: Pirna mit dem Obertor. Date: c. 1755-1756. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 624. Source: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/01/14/arts/14iht-bellotto14C/14iht-bellotto14C-jumbo.jpg. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 624. Title: Pirna mit dem Obertor. Date: c. 1755-1756. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 624. Source: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/01/14/arts/14iht-bellotto14C/14iht-bellotto14C-jumbo.jpg. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstgalerien Dresden Gal.-Nr. 612. Der Neustädter Markt in Dresden (1749-1750)

Bernardo Bellotto - Staatliche Kunstgalerien Dresden Gal.-Nr. 612. Title: Der Neustädter Markt in Dresden. Date: 1749-1750. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 134 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 612. Source: http://www.my-entdecker.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/gemaeldegalerie-dresden3725329.jpg. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original phto

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstgalerien Dresden Gal.-Nr. 612. Title: Der Neustädter Markt in Dresden. Date: 1749-1750. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 134 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 612. Source: http://www.my-entdecker.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/gemaeldegalerie-dresden3725329.jpg. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo. Previiously I have posted the image of a similar painting from the Hermitage Museum with the data of this painting from the Dresden Museum.

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Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 621. Pirna mit dem Dohnaischen Tor (1754-1755)

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 621. Title Pirna mit dem Dohnaischen Tor. Date: 1754-1755. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 135 x 235 cm. Nr Gal.-Nr.: 621. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showSearch?id=188475. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 621. Title Pirna mit dem Dohnaischen Tor. Date: 1754-1755. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 135 x 235 cm. Nr Gal.-Nr.: 621. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showSearch?id=188475. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 609. Der Zwingergraben in Dresden (1751-1752)

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 609.  Title: Der Zwingergraben in Dresden. Date: 1751-1752. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 235 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 609. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=187392&type=gross. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 609. Title: Der Zwingergraben in Dresden. Date: 1751-1752. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 235 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 609. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=187392&type=gross. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 602. Dresden vom rechten Elbufer oberhalb der Augustusbrücke (1747)

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 602.  Title: Dresden vom rechten Elbufer oberhalb der Augustusbrücke. Date: 1747. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 236 cm.  Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 602. Source: https://kunstblik.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/4-bernardo-bellotto-dresden-vanaf-de-rechteroever-van-de-elbe.jpg. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 602. Title: Dresden vom rechten Elbufer oberhalb der Augustusbrücke. Date: 1747. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 132 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 602. Source: https://kunstblik.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/4-bernardo-bellotto-dresden-vanaf-de-rechteroever-van-de-elbe.jpg. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo.


Andreas Achenbach – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 2349. Wassermühle am Waldbach (1872)

Andreas Achenbach – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 2349. Title: Dutch Wassermühle am Waldbach. Date: 1872. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 157 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 2349. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=239447&type=gross. I have changed the contrast and the colors of the original photo.

Andreas Achenbach – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 2349. Title: Dutch Wassermühle am Waldbach. Date: 1872. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 157 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 2349. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=239447&type=gross. I have changed the contrast and the colors of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 1502. Der Judenfriedhof (c. 1655)

Jacob van Ruisdael – Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 1502. Title: Der Judenfriedhof. Date: c. 1655. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 84 x 95 cm. Nr. : Gal.-Nr. 1502. Source: https://mydailyartdisplay.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/the-jewish-cemetery-by-jacob-van-ruisdael.jpg. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.

Jacob van Ruisdael – Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 1502. Title: Der Judenfriedhof. Date: c. 1655. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 84 x 95 cm. Nr. : Gal.-Nr. 1502. Source: https://mydailyartdisplay.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/the-jewish-cemetery-by-jacob-van-ruisdael.jpg. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 613. Der Neumarkt in Dresden von der Moritzstraße aus (c. 1750)Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 613. Der Neumarkt in Dresden von der Moritzstraße aus (c. 1750)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 135 x 237 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 613. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showArtist?id=188438. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 606. Dresden vom rechten Elbufer unterhalb der Augustusbrücke/Dresden Seen from the Right Bank of the Elbe, beneath the Augustus Bridge (1748)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 237 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 606. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canaletto_-_Dresden_seen_from_the_Right_Bank_of_the_Elbe,_beneath_the_Augusts_Bridge_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Canaletto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 581. Der Canal Grande in Venedig mit der Rialtobrücke (1724)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 146 x 234 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 581. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showArtist?id=242113 I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Marten van Valckenborch the Elder – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden AM-832-PS01. The Tower of Babel (1595)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 75.5 x 105 cm. Nr.: AM-832-PS01. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marten_van_Valckenborch_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 629. Der Zwingerhof in Dresden (1751-1752)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 134 x 237 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 629. Source: http://firenzedellelba.blogspot.ro/2012/10/la-corte-dello-zwinger-di-dresda-del.html. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 617. Die Frauenkirche in Dresden (c. 1751)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 193 x 186 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 617. Source: http://dresdner-debatte.de/sites/default/files/discussion-info/downloads/_550_tafel_6_farbkonzept.pdf. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 608. Title: Dresden vom linken Elbufer oberhalb des Altstädter Brückenkopfs (1748)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 235 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 608 Source: http://www.aoe2011.com/en/images/download/I.6.-1372_%20Bellotto_%20Dresden%20vom__%20linken%20Elbufer.jpg P.S. I have changed the ligh, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 607. Dresden vom linken Elbufer unterhalb der Festungswerke (1748)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 135 x 238 cm. Nr.: 607 Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=187388&type=gross. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 605. Der alte Ponte delle Navi in Verona (1746-1747?)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 133 x 234 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 605. Source: skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showArtist?i….


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 604. Die Etsch in Verona (1746/7?)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 131 x 232 cm. Nr.: 604. Source: skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showSearch?i…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (not on their site). The Cloister (1650-1655)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 75 x 96 cm. Nr.? Source: picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=ruisdael+cloister#52925188….


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstgalerien Dresden Gal.-Nr. 612. Der Neustädter Markt in Dresden (1749-1750)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 134 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 612. Source: http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/museums/new-hermitage/Bellotto_Bernardo-ZZZ-Market-place_of_the_Neustadt_in_Dresden.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light, colors and contrast of the original


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 638. Die Trümmer der ehemaligen Kreuzkirche zu Dresden/The Ruins of the Old Kreuzkirche in Dresden (1765)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 80 x 110 cm. Nr: Gal.-Nr. 638. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddtmmm/2756759470/sizes/o/in/photostream. P.S. I have changed the colors of the original photo

The Church of the Holy Cross, the oldest in Dresden, had a catastrophe-prone history. In 1760 it suffered another setback, being shelled by Prussian artillery. The body of the church caught fire and collapsed. The tower survived. But five years later, with reconstruction work in progress, it too mostly fell down.

This is Bellotto’s subject, painted on the spot. The shell of the church tower rises out of a heap of its own rubble. The wreckage is fresh. There’s been no time for the softening influence of weather and vegetation. The fractures are still sharp, declaring the recent violence. The picture contrasts the standing up and the fallen down, the hard-edged vertical and the spreading amorphous mass.

And everywhere disorder disrupts order. It’s a spectacle of various kinds of chaos. There is the general tumbledown shape of the tower, as against its still imaginable upright form. There are the jaggedy details of its fracturing, as against the geometry of the surviving arches and perpendiculars. There’s the pile of rubble itself, a more or less regular pyramid, but made up of a random scatter of fragmented masonry and timber. Flanking the disaster area there’s a bank of new public buildings, emphatically straight-lined. But away in the distance on the left another irregularity appears, in the skyline silhouette of the older houses (TOM LUBBOCK, THE INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2006 = http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/great-works/bellotto-bernardo-the-ruins-of-the-old-kreuzkirche-in-dresden-1765-744392.html)


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (?, not on the site of the museum). Pirna Seen from the Harbour Town (1753-1755)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 136 x 237. Source: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/bernardo-bellotto/pirna-seen-from-the-harbour-town#close

After the large vedute of Dresden, the royal capital, Bellotto turned his attention to the smaller town of Pirna, further up the Elbe, with the royal castle of Sonnenstein rising magnificently above it. The artist’s eleven views of Pirna, taken from greatly differing angles (but always showing Sonnenstein Castle), number among his most beautiful works.

The foreground of this veduta shows the small harbour at Pirna, which opens onto the Elbe. The pool was only used to store river-barges in winter; ships loaded with goods would moor downriver, beyond the customs house, on the corner to the far right, which stands to this day. The veduta shows few of the town’s better-known buildings: the castle rises sublimely above it, and the small guardhouses can clearly be seen on the tips of the bastions.

The main fascination of this view, however, lies in the row of small, simple buildings set parallel to the picture plane, some half-timbered, some in plain masonry, but all shown fairly close up with their sheds and outhouses, washing and stacked wood. Bellotto performs a daring artistic feat by casting these shabby buildings, so central to the composition, totally in shadow. Dutch painting of the seventeenth century frequently used such effects.

Indeed, Bellotto underlines here the ‘Dutch’ character of his Pirna vedute by adding elements typical of genre painting: laundry is being hung out to dry in the foreground, using a gnarled willow behind a hut as a clothes-pole. Further to the right, a boat is landing, and the boatman is in the process of casting a rope to some men ashore. To the far left, however, where the veduta brings the castle, church and wooden shacks tightly together, a herdsman has driven his cattle to drink in the shallow waters (http://www.wga.hu/html_m/b/bellotto/2/bello210.html).


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Gal.-Nr. 610. Der Neumarkt in Dresden vom Jüdenhofe aus (1749?)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 136 x 236 cm. Nr.: Dresden Gal.-Nr. 610. Source: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/imagescreate/image.php?id=855048&type=gross.

Links im Bild ist das ehemalige Stallgebäude (das heutige Johanneum) zu sehen. 1746 ließ August III. hier im Hauptgeschoss seine Gemäldegalerie eröffnen (http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/show?id=855048).