The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Der Himmel so weit

Landschaftsdarstellungen der Niederrheinlande

Since the 17th century, a wide sky and a flat horizon have been the typical characteristics of Dutch landscape painting. At the same time, they have also been characteristic of the artistic portrayals of the Lower Rhine region. For the first time ever, using paintings, drawings, graphic art and photographs, the exhibition catalogue traces the fascination that the cultural and natural space around the Rhine has had for artists on both sides of the German-Dutch border over the centuries. Authors writing about the different subject areas describe various aspects of the art, meteorology, geography and history of a landscape area that is steeped in tradition.

Artists (among others):
Joseph Beuys, Aelbert Cuyp, Andreas Gursky, Ulrich Erben, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Philips Koninck, Helmuth Macke, Heinrich Nauen, Walter Ophey, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Jan van Goyen, Salomon van Ruysdael

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"Der Himmel so weit"

May 2014

ISBN 978-3-86678-999-9

23,00 x 28,00 cm

288 Pages

151 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound

Languages: German, Dutch


Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Sammlung van der Grinten, Joseph Beuys Archiv des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Guido de Werd, Alexander Grönert, Stefanie Heckmann, Franz Ossing, Nicole Roth, Jan G. Smit, Barbara Strieder

graphic design
lange+durach, Cologne

Exhibition: „Der Himmel so weit - Landschaftsdarstellungen der Niederrheinlande“, 28.5. – 24.8.2014,  Museum Schloss Moyland