Exploring Botany - in Kraków
The exhibition "Exploring Botany - Botanical Art in the 21st Century" opened at the Manggha Museum in Kraków, Poland on 2nd February and continues until 30th June 2021.
I'm sure many of you will have seen some details about this online - but for those who haven't this blog post aims to fill in the gaps. (Dates on the poster and flyers relate to the original planned dates - but the exhibition was postponed due to the pandemic)
The exhibition features
Exploring Botany. Botanical Art in the 21st Century is Poland’s first exhibition showcasing the phenomenon of today’s botanical art, both European and Japanese. We are showing works by modern-day artists in the context of the oeuvres of old masters of botanical illustration, Basilius Besler, Crispijn van de Passe the Younger, Jacob Hoefnagel, Emanuel Sweert, Elizabeth Blackwell, and above all Maria Sibylla Merian. These are complemented by Hiroshige’s and Watanabe Seitei’s ‘pictures of flowers and birds’, which engage in surprising visual and narrative dialogue with the European works.
The artists whose work has been selected for the exhibition are listed below
I made this into a bit of a test for myself to see if I could separate artists into Past Masters and Contemporary Artists - which was easy. Then I listed them by country without checking online and on this website - and I got most of them right (i.e. all the ones I knew!)
Links in their names below are to their websites or pages on this website. Those with an asterisk are featured on one of the Contemporary Artists pages on this website.
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