Sunday, April 1, 2012

Horticulture in Ornament | Gilding, Decorative Painting, Trompe l'oeil, Fresco

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The Cradle of the Renaissance
Florence, Italy


A FRESCO WITH TROMPE L'OEIL 
PAINTED ON THE CEILING VAULT.
Breakfast room overlooking the arno river 
HOTEL Consigli, FLORENCE, ITALY  
Stylized images from nature were employed during the birth of the Renaissance period. Painters used techniques to ornament beautiful architectural pieces and bring the Glory of God into the churches and cathedrals. Stories are told in a visual sense and embolden with color and art for the appreciation of all.


    A fresco with trompe l'oeil painted ON THE ceiling vault. 
Hotel Consigli, Florence, Italy          


The Giglio of Florence
 The Florentine lily is not a lily, 
but a stylized iris.

Painted illustration of Iris florentina
 by 
Sydenham Edwards for Curtis's Botanical Magazine
 in 1803


Iridaceae Family 
Resources

  • Tongiorgi, Tomasi L, and Gretchen A. Hirschauer. The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici. Washington, D.C: National Gallery of Art, 2002. Prin
  • Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1972. Print.













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