A talk for members of The Arts Society – Clapham Common by Eveline Eaton
The city of Dresden celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2006. Renowned as the ‘Florence of the North’, its eighteenth-century buildings have been faithfully restored. The famous Green Vaults display an array of dazzling artefacts. The Old and New Masters Picture-Galleries are among the finest in Europe. Superb Oriental and Meissen porcelain is on view in the historic Zwinger Palace, a jewel of Rococo architecture. Not far from Dresden, we shall also look at the charming town of Meissen and its famous factory as well as the Saxon rulers’ hunting-lodge at Moritzburg and the Decorative Arts Museum at Pillnitz on the Elbe.
Eveline is a freelance lecturer in fine arts and tour-guide to Berlin, Dresden, Munich. Formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dresden Trust.