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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst


La vie en rose. Brueghel, Monet, Twombly

5 May until 22 October 2023, upper level

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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


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Giuseppe Arcimboldo, “Allegorie des Frühlings,” 1563

Jan Brueghel d. Ä., “Die Heilige Familie,” around 1620/23

Seerosen in blauem Teich mit grünen Blättern

Claude Monet, “Water Lilies,“ around 1915

Georgia O'Keefe, “Series I, No. 8,“ 1919

Jannis Kounellis, “Senza titolo, Rose,“ 1965

Andy Warhol, “Flowers,” 1965

Isa Genzken, “empire vampire V,“ 2003

Cy Twombly, “Untitled (Roses)” (Detail), 2008

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 643Rosensaal im Museum Brandhorst

Cy Twombly, “Untitled (Roses),” 2008

Cy Twombly , Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 645

Cy Twombly, “Untitled (Roses),” 2008

Jennifer Packer, “For R.N.M.,“ 2018

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