Enchanting flower paintings, colorful landscapes and picturesque gardens: The Lindau Art Museum is dedicating its special exhibition in 2022 entirely to the theme “Myth of Nature” – and thus makes it possible to experience a blooming diversity of forms and colors that unfolds from Impressionism to Modernism.
The Lindau Art Museum will present colorful paintings from Monet to Warhol from April 30 to October 3, 2022.
Cover: Claude Monet, La maison à travers les roses, um 1925-26, Öl auf Leinwand, Courtesy Galerie von Vertes, Zürich
From the source of inexhaustible inspiration
With this exhibition, the organizers are boldly breaking new ground: since 2011, individual artists and their works have been the focus of various extremely successful shows. In 2022, for the first time, the art museum is taking a broader view and placing the artistic examination of nature at the center of a thematic special exhibition. At the same time, this creates a close link to the 1st Lindau Biennale, which has been postponed by a year due to the pandemic and is dedicated to the search for the “Garden of Paradise”.
The names of such popular artists as Monet and Renoir, Cézanne, Liebermann and Nolde, Macke and Warhol alone are sure to arouse great interest among the general public.
interest among the general public. Getting the invaluable works of these artists to Lindau is, well, an art in itself.
Image: Édouard Manet, Panier fleuri, 1880, Öl auf Leinwand, Foto: Courtesy Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
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The art to make art accessible
Over the years, curator Prof. Dr. Roland Doschka and the team of the Lindau Cultural Office have established many exclusive contacts. In addition to numerous works from the collections of renowned museums, they were also able to secure paintings from private collections for the Lindau special exhibition, which are otherwise almost never accessible to the public.
The title of the exhibition names the special beauty that is thematically at stake in all its diversity: the depiction of nature, of gardens, plants, blossoms and flowers, in all their endless splendor, is an endlessly productive theme for the art of the Occident. “Perhaps,” Claude Monet is said to have once confessed to his.
Renoir, “I owe it to the flowers that I became a painter.”
Image: Claude Monet, Bei Vétheuil, 1881, Öl auf Leinwand, Arche Noah – Sammlung Kunst & Natur, Hohenems, Foto: Christian Flemming
A challenge to the greatest
He was not the only one to find decisive inspiration for his painting not in the untouched, but in the cultivated nature of parks and gardens. “The garden, as a space for the expression of color, light and atmosphere, has challenged many of the world’s greatest artists,” explains Roland Doschka. “Renoir translated the delicate luster of roses into soft chords of color. Bonnard, Monet, and Chagall understood gardens and parks as oases of respite from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Ultimately, their works are also always symbols of the search for the lost paradise.”
The idea of paradise in the hustle and bustle of the big city is something that Lindau can easily relate to, especially one year after the Bavarian Garden Show. This has not exactly diminished Lindau’s reputation as a magnificent “garden city. Lake Constance at your feet, the whole region at your gates – but this very special spirit of the city, you feel it when you experience the greenery and colorful splendor in Lindau. So, in conclusion, we come back to Monet: perhaps it is thanks to the flowers alone.
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sortie du bois, mer au fond, 1895 – 1898, Öl auf Leinwand, Foto: Courtesy Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
Prof. Dr. Roland Doschka - curator of the exhibition
For 2022, Prof. Dr. Roland Doschka is curating the exhibition “Mythos Natur – von Monet bis Warhol”.
For more than 30 years, the curator has organized exhibitions in the field of classical modernism on an international level. As successor to Countess Sonja Bernadotte, he is president of the European Cultural Forum based on the island of Mainau and as such has been connected to the Lake Constance region not only since the beginning of his involvement in Lindau. In 2006, Roland Doschka received the European Cultural Project Award for outstanding cultural initiatives. In 2011, he was appointed Chevalier de l’ordre des palmes académiques by the French Consul General for his services to Franco-German friendship, is a recipient of the Golden Civic Ring of the City of Lindau and a winner of the European Garden Creation Prize 2006.
Maybe you will be lucky on a visit to Lindau and he will be sitting at his favorite place on the Lindau Island – on “his” bench at the market place in front of the Neptune Fountain. It offers a wonderful view of the magnificent Bürgerhaus, where he has curated a total of eight special exhibitions on classical modern art since 2011.
The exhibition is open daily from 30 of April to 03 of October 2022 from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
- 10,00 € adults
- 5,00 € Reduced
- 3,50 € per child (7 – 17 years)
- Children up to 6 years free
To avoid long waiting times, the Art Museum offers a special service. With a reservation system, you can book your personal ticket for your visit to the museum conveniently and free of charge from home here – payment is made at the museum ticket office. Please note that the reservation is binding.
You are also welcome to make your reservation by phone at +49 8382 274747850.
The reservation service will be available from February 2022.