Art heritage associated with Belarus in the museums of the world

Museums  —  Ludwig Museum (Germany,  Cologne)


The Ludwig Museum in Cologne was opened in 1976. The building was designed by Oswald Ungers. The museum is based on a collection of German Expressionists created by the Cologne lawyer Josef Haubrich, largely complemented by a rich collection of pop art by the late German industrialist Peter Ludwig and his wife Irena.

Peter Ludwig was a major entrepreneur in the chocolate trade. He bequeathed most of his art collection to the city of Cologne, which includes 90 works by Pablo Picasso, a collection of German expressionism, pop art, graphics, photography and video.

The Ludwig Museum also displays paintings by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, works by Russian avant-garde artists - Natalia Goncharova, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, Lubi Popitsova, Laz Alexandra Rodchenko.

It also houses the world's largest collection of cameras and historical photographs.

The Ludwig Museum also owns a huge library of art books.


Material preparation  —  Tatiana Bembel,  18 December 2021.