24 June, 2011

Art of Giovanna Garzoni

Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670 ) was an artist who was greatly admired during her professional life. She produced superb paintings under the patronage of the powerful Medici family of Florence, Italy.

Her delectable paintings of flowers, fruit and vegetables with the occasional lizard or hedgehog, were painted on vellum using watercolour in a gouache technique.

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