In Full Bloom
Flowers, flowers and more flowers!
10 February 2022 - 6 June 2022
This year we’re celebrating our 200th birthday in grand style and treating you to the most beautiful flower still lifes of the seventeenth century. The flower still life flourished during this period: from ‘impossible’ imagined bouquets to richly decorated spectacle pieces. All equally breathtaking, a feast of colour, with lots of tiny creepy crawlies and largely painted by women artists.
The exhibition In Full Bloom takes you on a voyage of discovery through the flower still-life genre. Where did the sudden interest in flower still lifes in the seventeenth century stem from? Why was it that so many women excelled in this genre, and what was the role of science? Welcome to the vibrant world of the flower still life and botany!