Exhibition of botanical models from the beginning of the 20th century
The relationship between humanity and nature, as well as being an indissoluble bond, has been manifested since the earliest times in all kinds of representations and symbolic forms.
The Archaeological Museum of Cordoba has numerous representations of this type, from all periods and in all types of pieces. These “stone flowers”, as they are called in the museum itself, show a historical, artistic, cultural, identitary and symbolic universe of all those cultures that have left their mark on this land.
The dialogue established between these archaeological pieces and various forms of art and botany through the activities carried out over the years is embodied in October 2022 on the occasion of FLORA in a “different” exhibition. Throughout the rooms of the museum we will find very singular pieces from the 19th century in conversation with these “stone flowers” of the museum. In this way, 6 classical models of plants – made with paper pulp, wire and plaster by the Berlin firm Robert Brendel in 1882, belonging to the collection of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid – used for the teaching of botany, establish a dialogue in time from the perspective of the representation of plants in art.