In collaboration with the Kunsthalle München and with the exceptional support of the Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny invites visitors to discover an unprecedented exploration of the power of flowers, from Antiquity to the present day.
Inaugurated in February 2023 in Munich, the exhibition ‘Flowers Forever’, became ‘Flower Power’ in Giverny. The exhibition is curated by; Cyrille Sciama, General Director of the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny; Chief Curator; and Valérie Reis, Head of Exhibitions at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny Rob and Nick Carter’s ‘Transforming Still Life Painting’, after Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Vase with Flowers in a Window (1618) (2009-2012), is featured in ‘Flower Power’.
The contemporary artist duo are featured in the exhibition alongside masters of Impressionist art including Bazille, Manet, Caillebotte and Cézanne. In 2013–14, Rob and Nick’s ‘Transforming Still Life Painting’ was loaned to the Frick Museum for ‘Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis’. This marked the first time The Frick in New York had ever shown the work of living artists. The work has since been acquired as part of the permanent collection of The Mauritshuis, The Hague.
‘Flower Power’ explores the enduring artistic symbolism of the flower through the centuries, and examines what hidden messages the featured artists set out to convey with floral motifs, resulting in an interdisciplinary and international vision of the visual history of flowers. Around 100 works are featured including; paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, books, designer dresses and installations.