Porridge, toilet brush, post horn? What's behind the things in medieval paintings.

In the guided tour series The Other View, Kunsthalle curators and art educators, together with representatives of a particular field, take a look at a work of art and open up unusual perspectives.

Whether it is fortifying food for a freshly baked mother or the most precious gift wrappings for the hoped-for saviour – medieval paintings are full of objects and gestures that often seem strange to us today.

Together, Dr Iris Dostal-Melchinger, Art Inventory Diocesan Museum Rottenburg, and Dr Tamara Engert, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, devote themselves to the stories behind these objects and actions. Deciphering functions in the painted private, but above all ecclesiastical space of the 15th century.


Please register by email to info@kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de.


Date: 23 November 2022, 6:00-19:00 p.m.

Venue: Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Hermann-Veit-Strasse 6, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany

With: Dr. Iris Dostal-Melchinger, Art Inventory Diocesan Museum Rottenburg, in conversation with Dr. Tamara Engert, Art Education Kunsthalle

Price: free of charge