Curated by: Sylvain Bellenger e Laura Trisorio
The exhibition, curated by Sylvain Bellenger and Laura Trisorio in collaboration with the Tucci Russo Studio gallery for Contemporary Art, brings for the first time to the museum the work of the German artist Christiane Löhr as part of the series Sensitive encounters, dialogue between contemporary artists and the Capodimonte historical collection.
Art and nature have had a common essence ever since humanity tried to graphically represent the world around it. Representing the world is first of all appropriating it.
The history of the plant world has a less urgent logic because it is less threatening; in fact, plants, as well as landscapes, are not part of rock art. The knowledge of plants, as for all sciences, comes first of all from drawing.
Botany was born with the illustrated classification of plants, closely linked to medical herbalism, by the Swedish Von Linné, in Italian Carlo Linneo.