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Revelations | 4. 11.–1. 12. 2021

Revelations

Andreas Lach and the Vienna Floral Painting

The Viennese school of Biedermeier floral still lifes was a European phenomenon in its time and signified the resurgence of the golden age of Dutch painting and influential masters of the 17th and the 18th centuries. The new rise of the floral still life genre motif can be traced to the art academy, whose class on floral painting became part of the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory process.
Andreas Lach (1817–1882), a student of the Vienna Academy, duly and often exhibited in the capital and the critics judged his still lifes as faithful and freshly innovative. Lach mostly placed his floral motifs on mountain ridges and over dangerous cliffs in Alpine landscapes, and after 1850 went on to specialize in forest floor still life, where he placed bouquets of solely garden flowers.

4 November–1 December 2021
National Gallery of Slovenia
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana