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.

Stone of Light

Crystal Visions in Art
Crystals - highly symbolic, pure and mythical. They have always held a great attraction for artists. The publication accompanying the exhibition illustrates how the light stone has been perceived from Romanticism to the present day: Caspar Wolf discovers a divine order in the mountain cliffs; modern architects like Bruno Taut use the crystal as a model of utopian 'light buildings'. Artists such as Lyonel Feininger, Adolf Hölzel and Paul Klee deconstruct their paintings into crystalline structures. For Joseph Beuys, the crystal becomes the cold pole of analytical thought, while Meret Oppenheim discovers magical elements in it.
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"Stone of Light"

ISBN 978-3-7356-0071-4

24,00 x 30,00 cm

224 Pages

167 colored and 12 b/w illustrations

Inflexible paper, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Matthias Frehner und Daniel Spanke
Johannes Grave, Regine Prange, Verena Kuni, Bernd Nicolai, Jörg Richter, Stefan Bodo Würffel, Daniel Spanke
graphic design
Marie Louise Suter, Bern
published in April 2015

Exhibition: „Stein aus Licht. Kristallvisionen in der Kunst" vom 24.4.2015 - 6.9.2015 im Kunstmuseum Bern