Flora’s New Masters

About this Exhibition

The planned exhibition of native plants of Germany will include works by botanical artists who submitted to an open competition. The selected works will be presented May 18th to July 22nd 2018 in the historical rooms of the Forum Botanische Kunst in Thuengersheim, Bavaria. This is the first privately held gallery solely dedicated to botanical art in Europe. The show will be accompanied by a presentation of international artists of the gallery.

Parallel to this contemporary exhibition, there will be a presentation of notable historical work in this genre shown in the museum WeinKulturGaden in Thuengersheim. Kunstkabinett Strehler, art dealers from Sindelfingen, will present original copperplate engravings and watercolors by Maria Sibylla Merian, Georg Hoefnagel of the "Hortus Eystettensis" and other masters of art history. For more information visit the website: https://www.botanische-kunst.de/botanical-art-worldwide-en.htm


Waldrebe (Withywind), Clematis vitalba, acrylic on panel, ©Sylvia Peter

This clematis, sometimes called “Old Man’s Beard” because of its silky fruit appendanges, is naturally occurring in Germany and other European countries, as well as parts of Asia. However, where it is not native its vigor has meant it is considered invasive in areas as geographically diverse as Washington State in the US and New Zealand. This painting by Sylvia Peter is acrylic, a technique rarely employed in botanical depictions.


Forum Botanische Kunst

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Steering Committee

Sylvia Peter
Verena Redmann

exhibition Venue

Forum Botanische Kunst

 Photo Courtesy Sylvia Peter

Photo Courtesy Sylvia Peter


Forum Botanische Kunst, 18 Obere Hauptstraße, Thüngersheim, BY, 97291



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