Green Modernity. The New View of Plants – Museum Ludwig
What is the plant to man? The exhibition Green Modernity. The New View of Plants takes us back to the early 20th century and asks about the representation of the plant in the visual arts, its consideration in botany and society in general. For as sober as potted plants may look in the picture at first glance, as matter-of-fact as botanical reports read, they always also tell of the contradictions, fears, longings and ideologies of modernity.
Image caption: courtesy of Museum Ludwig