Painted Flower

Maria Sibylla Merian – an artist in the service of nature

The lecturer examines Merian's (1647–1717) life, her art and science. Her portrait adorned the 500 DM note.
09.05.2023, 19:30

Literature & knowledge
Volkshochschule Gröbenzell
vhs Gröbenzell e.V.

The naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) earned a reputation unusual for a woman of her time with her research on insects and flowers. Thanks to her artistic talent, she created monuments to animals and plants in drawings and copperplate engravings that still enjoy great popularity today on postcards, prints and other objects. Merian's portrait adorned the 500 DM note and in 1987 a German postage stamp. The lecture sheds light on Merian's life and work.


Volkshochschule Gröbenzell

Bürgerhaus (Community center), club room 1

Rathausstr. 1
82194 Gröbenzell

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7,50 €

Advance booking:

Start: 02.02.23

Tel: 08142. 44 80 30
E-Mail: Advance booking website

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  • Event duration:

    19:30 – 21:30

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Painted Flower
Painted Flower © Pixabay


vhs Gröbenzell e.V.

The Volkshochschule Gröbenzell, about twenty minutes from downtown Munich, is an adult education centre with about 1,000 events and courses a year. Its program offers the opportunity for lifelong learning and promotes social participation with a lively culture of welcome.