4 November 2017 – 14 October 2018
BLUMEN FLOWERS FLEURS
Flowers never go out of fashion. They have always inspired artists as well as observers. Floral patterns and motives accompany and beautify our everyday lives.
Their diverse shapes and colours are infinite, and keep inspiring the designs of new patterns to suit the most recent tastes.
"Blumen. Flowers. Fleurs" combines more than 200 exhibits from own collections, illustrating the richness of floral motives and patterns in arts and craft as well as design. In addition to flowers painted on Meissen porcelain, forget-me-not and roses on Biedermeier cups, elegant floral branches, decorative poppy and winding water lilies on glass, metal and ceramics by Emile Gallé and other Art Nouveau artists are presented here.
Vine and flower patterns appear on dishes from the 1930s as well as in the bright floral patterns brought to the coffee tables of the 1970s by companies from Melitta to Rosenthal.