Dazzling and exciting or delicate and inconspicuous – flowers inspire us with their color and variety. There are many discoveries to be made and even more for the artist to sketch onto paper.
Taking a stroll through the garden, noticing the order in the disorder, capturing the beauty and the essence of blooming plants – what a weekly delight for the five artists Friederike Joens, Claudia Ibler, Doris Pfeiffer, Antje Schöpf, und Tatjana Brenner at the Botanical Garden in Munich.
Plants accompany mankind as medicine, as food, as recreational drugs or as symbol – mankind has a long and intensive history with flowers. Whether as the blue flower of romanticism, whether as floral rapture in Art Nouveau, whether as ‘flower-power’ in the anti-war movement – plants and their blossoms accompany a changing society.
The exhibition is part of the Flower Power Festival München 2023. You can find more information on the website of the Botanical Garden Munich.
LMU collaborates closely with the Botanische Staatssammlung München (State Botanical Collections in Munich). The cooperation goes back to the year 1820 and was initiated by the naturalist Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, LMU's first Professor of Botany, who was also the Director of the Botanische Staatssammlung München. Since then, the two positions have always been linked. Professor Gudrun Kadereit, who holds the Chair of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants at LMU, is the current Director of the Collection and the Botanical Garden.