Botanical Art in Germany
In September 2009 the first gallery for botanical art in Germany was founded by Sylvia Peter (botanical artist) and Michael Junginger (forest scientist). The gallery represents a variety of international botanical artists working in different media.
Watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs and plant objects are presented. Artists from Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, the USA and Japan show their works in thematic exhibitions.
Der Ort an dem ich lebe – The place where I live
2.9 – 5.9.2023
With Lucilla Carcano and Sylvia Peter, two artists have found each other who seek their treasures on their doorstep. One in Liguria, the other at home in Franconia and the Allgäu, they walk with alert eyes through the nature in their surroundings and elevate leaves and tufts of grass to the subjects of artworks. Lucilla Carcano's watercolors on paper or vellum are characterized by the finest rendering of leaf veins or budding twigs. Like small amulets, she portrays the gifts that the wind, the earth, and the sea place at her feet. Sylvia Peter shows grass and flowers in their natural habitat. Rain-crushed blossoms and fruit, grasses in the snow or liverworts on the steep slope fill her paintings in acrylic on wood and on vellum and let us climb and shiver for a moment with the plants.
Lucilla Carcano – Aquarell auf Papier und Pergament
Sylvia Peter – Acryl auf Holz, Acryl und Aquarell auf Pergament
Botanical Art Worldwide I – Flora’s new Masters
In May 2018, Botanical Artists celebrated the plant world for the first time in a joint exhibition project: "Botanical Art Worldwide." Digitally connected exhibitions took place simultaneously in 25 countries on six continents. The artists portrayed the native plants of each country.
Botanical Art Worldwide II – Crop Diversity
2025 will see the second global project in the Botanical Art Worldwide series. The focus will then be on the diversity of useful plants, heirloom fruit and vegetables or their wild conspecifics, medicinal plants, woody and fibrous plants. We are pleased to host the German-Austrian contribution at the Forum Botanische Kunst again.