GARZONI, Giovanna
(b. 1600, Ascoli Piceno, d. 1670, Roma)

Bowl with Plums

1625-50
Tempera on parchment, 66 x 49 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Though hinting at the destructive nature of time and the transitory nature of pleasure, these fruits, including a quince on the left, recall classical tales of disappointed birds mistaking the paintings of masters for the real thing.




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