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Berlin is the capital of Germany and in 1999 was reinstated as the seat of the German government. It has a population of approximately 3.5 million and, along with Bremen and Hamburg, enjoys the status of being a Federal City State. During the cold war, from August 1961 until November 1989, Berlin was divided by the infamous Berlin Wall and consisted of two separate cities.
Berlin offers over 175 museums, more than 300 theatres, an abundance of concerts and immense cultural diversity. It is a paradise for night owls and an El Dorado for shoppers and gourmets. The city is much loved for its dynamic spirit and because it combines its old traditions with a modern way of life.
GOYA Prophet of Modernity
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Goya - Prophet of Modernity is a joint international project between the Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The exhibition can first be seen at the Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) on Berlins Museum Island (Museumsinsel).
The most comprehensive retrospective in Germany up to now about the famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) is presented. Visitors admire more than 60 paintings and a wide selection of drawings document Goyas artistic development from royal court painting to a sociocritical and expressive art.
This exhibition has been made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie (Friends of the National Gallery, Berlin).
Further information (in German only): www.goyainberlin.org