Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Who in the age of WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram still bothers to write a letter and then perhaps to underscore the contents by decorating it with a drawing in their own hand? Something that is scarcely done today was still widely popular in the analogue age. Such that the 65,000 leaves in the Print Collection at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum contain numerous drawings and letters that give vivid testimony to the crossovers between the two media, and raise the question: when does the letter become a drawing, and when the drawing a letter? The museum has placed this question at the heart of a dedicated exhibition in the Print Room which presents not only personal letters by Peter Paul Rubens and Johann Wolfang Goethe, but also exceptional artist's letters from Justinus Kerner and Johann de Peters, as well as post cards that Emil Orlik and Lovis Corinth painted by hand.