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.


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.
An exciting experience of seeing and reading is guaranteed.
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ISBN 978-3-86678-812-1

14,50 x 20,50 cm

396 Pages

182 colored and 53 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, 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