Arbeiten an den Bildern der Berliner Gemäldegalerie
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Old Masters, New Light

From 19 November 2023 in the ARD media library and at 4:30 pm on ARTE Germany and at 5:30 pm on ARTE France.

Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Vermeer: the Berlin Gemäldegalerie is the home of the Old Masters. The documentary "Old Masters, New Light - The Berlin Picture Gallery" (arte/rbb, 52 min.) now provides exclusive insights behind the scenes of one of the most important museums in the world and sheds light on the paintings, which have one thing in common: their masterful representation of light. But the collection is in danger: the excessive light entering through the glass ceiling is causing lasting damage to the works of art. The film documents the transformation from a daylight museum into an art light museum.

  • Written & directed by: Nathan Eddy, Paul Wiederhold
  • Camera: Kevin Klein, Christopher Dürkop
  • Editing: Leonardo Franke
  • Sound: Adam Asnan, Lorenz Fischer, Jerome Huber, Ronja Kranz
  • Mixing: Andreas Fuhrmann
  • Narrator: Sebastian Fuchs, Anna Gesa-Raija Lappe
  • Music: Dickey Doo
  • Production Management: Paul Thimm (rbb), Carsten Bartelt (argon film)
  • Producer: Johanna Behre
  • Producer: Isis Struiksma
  • Editorial assistant rbb: Philipp Koch
  • Editorial office rbb: Carolin Mayer