Painting with abstract roses in pink

La vie en rose

Brueghel, Monet, Twombly
Museum Brandhorst is participating in Munich’s Flower Power Festival with an exhibition inspired by Cy Twombly’s rose paintings.
until 22.10.2023today: 10:00 - 18:00  

Museum Brandhorst

Cy Twombly created the series Untitled (Roses) specifically for a gallery in the museum, where the six monumental paintings have been on show since its opening in 2009. Taking Twombly’s poetic examination of subjects including death, freedom, isolation, and eroticism as a basis, the exhibition brings together works by further artists including Jennifer Packer, Ellsworth Kelly, Georgia O‘Keeffe, Gabriele Münter, and not least Claude Monet, represented by his famous Water Lilies (1915). This bouquet of works from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and external loans reveals the complex, even contradictory motives of numerous artists over the centuries in engaging with floral subjects.


Museum Brandhorst

Theresienstr. 35 a
80333 München

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  • Zeitraum:

    05.05. – 22.10.2023

  • opening hours:

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00

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Painting with abstract roses in pink
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses) (Detail), 2008 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Foto: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Museum Brandhorst, München
Impressionistic painting of water lilies in a pond
Claude Monet "Water Lilies", around 1915 © Foto: Sibylle Forster, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München
Exterior shot of Museum Brandhorst with colorful facade
Museum Brandhorst © Museum Brandhorst, Foto: Andreas Lechtape


Museum Brandhorst

Museum Brandhorst was opened in 2009, which makes it the youngest institution of the Bavarian State Painting Collections (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen). Its collection and temporary exhibitions are dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art, with a special focus on the detailed examination of artists, as well as current issues.