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

Figs

1651-62
Watercolour on parchment, 245 x 345 mm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Garzoni's paintings glow, because the transparent watercolour allows light to reflect off the well-whitened parchment, returning through the fine pigments available to a court's painter and scientific illustrator.




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