Thursday, May 11, 2017

16C Garden -Woman in an Enclosed Formal Garden

1505 Jan Provoost (1462-c 1525) Portrait of a Female Donor.  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. 

Portraits with landscape backgrounds, especially formal gardens, were not common during this period, and the artist may or may not have gone outdoors to paint these outdoor backgrounds. Early depictions of both real & fanciful gardens give us a glimpse of gardens familiar & imagined during this period of time.