The post-Modernist Neue Pinakothek opened in 1981, on the same site where once there was the museum founded by the former King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1853. The previous museum, designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and August von Voit, destroyed during World War II, was hosting the private collection of paintings and sculptures of the King, with a strong focus on German Romanticism and the Munich School.
The building nowadays has peculiar traits that make it recognizable as a symbol of post-Modernism. The use of big blocks of keystones for both interior and exterior façades combined with concrete, arched windows, the scenographic use of light and the important staircases are just a few key elements that make this building unique in the “Kunstareal” of Munich, along with the Alte Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne.
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