Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation

With over 80 works on display across three gallery spaces, ‘Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation’ traces the evolution and iconographic trends of the flower in Western painting, porcelain, sculpture and furniture from the late Renaissance through to contemporary Australian art. Compositions and designs explore traditional themes of beauty, femininity, piety and purity with subjects such as the Virgin Mary; while blossoming seeds of marriage, death, belonging, love and eroticism, present a diverse narrative rooted in self-conception and cultural identity.

Theude Grönland, Still life with flowers, 1846, oil on panel, 45 x 34cm. Courtesy David Roche Foundation House Museum, South Australia

David Roche Foundation House Museum
9 June to 8 August 2020