Outstanding works of European art and sculpture from the late 18th to the beginning of the 20th century are in the spotlight of the Neue Pinakothek. One focus is on the German art of the 19th century - this collection, which goes back to the private collection of King Ludwig I, is one of the most comprehensive of all.
Works by Caspar David Friedrich show highlights of early romantic sentimentalism. Society painters such as Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Karl von Piloty represent the newly awakened interest for German history. The hall, with works by Hans von Marées, one of the most significant German artists, can be compared with no other museum.
With Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco Goya and Jacques Louis David, the Neue Pinakothek possesses celebrated portrait and landscape painters from England, Spain and France.
There is also a wonderful collection of French impressionists: artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Pissaro and Renoir are represented with principal works. Cézanne, Gauguin and van Gogh stand for the pioneers of the modern age. In addition to art, the Neue Pinakothek also shows important plastics of the relevant epoch.
Reference: Munich Tourist Office