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The Glory of Baroque Dresden

Jan Vermeer: The Procuress, 1656 • oil on canvas • From the Old Masters Picture Gallery • State Art Collections Dresden, Germany • Photo © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden • Photo courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden  •  • 
Jan Vermeer: The Procuress, 1656
oil on canvas
From the Old Masters Picture Gallery
State Art Collections Dresden, Germany
Photo © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Photo courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
The Glory of Baroque Dresden
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI  •  Mississippi Arts Pavilion  •  Ongoing
The Glory of Baroque Dresden exhibition includes over 300 major artworks from eight museums of the State Art Collections Dresden. Most of the art was procured during the European Baroque period during the reign of August the Strong (1670-1733) and his son August III, both sovereign rulers of Saxony. Among the pieces on exhibition are an impressive collection of paintings from the Old Master Gallery, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Tintoretto, Velazquez, Van Dyck, and Vermeer.

Another highlight are the jewels on loan from the renowned Green Vault which includes the forty-one carat Dresden Green Diamond, the only large diamond of its kind with a light green sheen that has ever been found. Dazzling jewels such as the emerald-laced Moor and selected pieces from the emerald, ruby, and sapphire garnitures are also on view.

Fans of the world-famous Meissen porcelain can view the largest collection in the world and additional pieces of ceramic art from East Asia and Japan. The collection was developed under the rule of August the Strong of Saxony, who called his unrelenting passion for porcelain, "the porcelain disease."

Rounding out these are collections from the armory, the sculpture garden, furniture from the Zwinger Palace, gold and silver coins, rare prints, and several vases and rare sculptures from antiquity.

The Glory of Baroque Dresden Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 601 960 99 00

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