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The Flower as Image, with about 150 works by some of the world’s greatest artists, reveals the flower as a surprisingly diverse and rich motif.

The point of departure for Louisiana’s exhibition is twofold: the observation that artists continue, through the twentieth century, to return to the flower as subject, and the question that thus arises: Why? Why has the flower fascinated so many artists from the 1860s until today? Why do they paint, photograph, mould and shape flowers in all sorts of materials and in all nuances?

It is the ambition of the exhibition to show how, throughout the epoch of modern art, the artists use, treat, challenge, express and experiment with the flower and its potential in the artistic process. It tells the grand story of the way modern art has developed as a medium, as a language and as a form of experience.

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