A Visit to the Munich Pinakothek (1917). Charles Friedrich Alfred Vetter (German, 1858-1936). Oil on canvas.
The Alte Pinakothek is an art museum situated in the Kunstareal in Munich. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings. When built, the Alte Pinakothek was the largest museum in the world and structurally and conceptually well advanced through the use of skylights and the convenient accommodation of northern lights.
Peter Paul Rubens was the most influential Baroque artist in Northern Europe. He also pursued his political interests as a diplomat, working for the Spanish. In the late 1620s, he brokered a treaty between Spain and England. During this time Rubens befriended the great Spanish artist, Diego Velázquez. — at Alte Pinakothek.