La vie en rose. Brueghel, Monet, Twombly
5 May until 22 October 2023, upper level
Press Preview: 4 May 2023, 9.30 a.m.
Opening: 4 May 2023, 7 p.m.
Museum Brandhorst is participating in Munich’s Flower Power Festival with an exhibition inspired by Cy Twombly’s rose paintings. Twombly created the series Untitled (Roses) specifically for a gallery in the museum, where the six monumental paintings have been on show since its opening in 2009. Taking Twombly’s poetic examination of subjects including death, freedom, isolation, and eroticism as a basis, the exhibition brings together works by further artists including Jennifer Packer, Ellsworth Kelly, Georgia O‘Keeffe, Gabriele Münter, and not least Claude Monet, represented by his famous Water Lilies (1915). This bouquet of works from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and external loans reveals the complex, even contradictory motives of numerous artists over the centuries in engaging with floral subjects.
Curated by Achim Hochdörfer
Part of Flower Power Festival Munich