Catalogue of the ExhibitionLily - Lotus - Lotuslillies. Two flowering plants in art history and cultural history: 17.03.2005 - 03.07.2005
Lily and lotus, two exotic flowers that evoke a wide variety of associations are the ‚protagonists' of a spring show at the Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Themes linked with the lily and the lotus in the history of art and culture will be singled out, highlighted and analysed.
The span of thought extends from the lotus flower in ancient Egypt, to Buddha figures seated on lotus thrones, botanical coffeetable books from the early Baroque era, early flower photography, the history of Lilien porcelain, the importance of the lily in the iconography and heraldics of Europe, and the one-thousand-year-old of bound feet - socalled lotuslillies - among Chinese gentlewoman. Including Beate Passow's photoseries on this topic. A digression on the importance of the lotus flower in China completes the show.
The valuable loans of European, Egyptian and Asian exhibits come from the rich stocks of Austrian and German museums, from monasteries and private owners.
Authors: Herbert Berndl, Rainald Franz, Ursula Härting, Elfriede Haslauer, Ingrid Haslinger, Roswitha Juffinger, Gerhard Kölsch, Peter Lechenauer, Johannes Ramharter, Andrea Alexa Schnitzler-Sekyra, Friederike Ulrichs
Editor: Roswitha Juffinger Owner and publisher: Residenzgalerie Salzburg Year of publication: 2005 Language: German Number of pages: 128 Illustrations in color: 83 Illustrations in black and white: 12 Book size: 21 x 21 cm