Dresden Academy of Fine Arts

Dresden Academy of Fine Arts


Centre of the Arts in Dresden

From 1887 to 1894, the so-called Lipsius Building was erected on Brühl’sche Terrasse by the architect Constantin Lipsius in the style of historicism. Initially home to the Royal Academy of Art, the building is now the seat of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and an exhibition venue. In 1945, the Academy of Fine Arts was largely destroyed. Among the people of Dresden, the glass dome of the building with the Fama figure is called the “lemon squeezer” because of its shape. There is also an exhibition room here. The north façade of the building, which faces the Elbe, is particularly magnificent. Here you can see numerous sandstone reliefs and partly gilded figures with motifs from European art and cultural history.


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