Et udsnit af Jacob van Walschapelles maleri "En blomsterbuket"
About the exhibition

Flowers and World Views

22 March - 20 October 2013


Step into a splendid garden filled with flower paintings

The exhibition presents a spectacular and lush extravaganza of flower paintings spanning two centuries. Explore familiar and rare exotic flowers – and find strange blooms you have never seen before.

 

A flower is not just a flower

The exhibition offers a sensuous walk through the rich variety of the world of flowers, but it also digs deeper to show that a flower is not simply a flower. The artists’ representations of flowers, fruit, and plants are affected by history and the prevalent world view. A picture of a flower is a picture of its own time.

Et udsnit af Jacob van Walschapelles maleri "En blomsterbuket"
About the exhibition

What’s on?

Get creative in the drawing studio, see the conservators at work, and much more. The café and bookshop also focus on flowers.

See what’s on

View the flowers up close

We have made the many paintings from the vast album known as The Gottorfer Codex available here, allowing you to view them in full close-up. 

View the many flower paintings

Et udsnit af Jacob van Walschapelles maleri "En blomsterbuket"
Et udsnit af Jacob van Walschapelles maleri "En blomsterbuket"
Et udsnit af Jacob van Walschapelles maleri "En blomsterbuket"

Jacob van Walscapelle (1644-1727), A bunch of flowers.