Forum Museum

Change of perspective: family constellations. The "Holy Kinship" meets family representations from the library
  • Wednesday, 20-12-2023 | 4.30 p.m.
  • free entry
  • For Adults

Family is a theme that speaks to and concerns us all. In the sacred painting of the Middle Ages, it is particularly thematised in the “Holy Kinship”, the family tree of Jesus. In the representations of the Renaissance, which increasingly refer to this world, this takes on the features of a family close to life and thus becomes, as it were, the ideal image of an earthly family.

Starting from the painting “Hl. Sippe” by Andreas Haller, Sonja Fabian, cultural mediator and art historian, and Iris Kathan, librarian and comparatist, will deal with images and ideas of the family through the ages, confronting Haller’s paintings with selected family albums of the 19th and 20th centuries from the Ferdinandeum Library.

In the event series “Change of Perspective”, two people from different disciplines talk about one object. The different perspectives show how diversely an object can be interpreted and produce remarkable stories and surprising connections – a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary experience of selected objects.

Text translated with DeepL


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