Seeing, Reading, and Hearing the Portrait

Tête-à-Tête. Seeing, Reading, and Hearing the Portrait consists of around fifty portraits: masterpieces of the genre from the collection of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. These portraits, taken from six centuries, are here the object of literary and art-historical investigation. Renowned German authors, intellectuals and art historians were inspired by the paintings to create stories, observations, speculations, character studies and lyrical interventions.
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ISBN 978-3-86678-812-1

14,50 × 20,50 cm

396 pages

182 colored and 53 b/w illustrations

Gatefold Brochure, bound

Languages: German

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Kirsten Voigt

Text by
Hans Belting, Andreas Beyer, Gottfried Boehm, Werner Busch, Mechthild Fend, Victoria von Flemming, Bettina Gockel, Jeanette Kohl, Marianne Koos, Andreas Köstler, Michael Lüthy, Ernst Seidl, Valeska von Rosen, Kirsten Voigt, Martin Walser und Judith Weiss

Design by

Exhibition: Karlsruhe, „Unter vier Augen. Porträts sehen, lesen, hören“, 13.7. – 20.10.2013. Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe