Saturday, July 15, 2017

Madonna in the Garden - 1490 Enclosed Religious Garden - Illuminated Manuscripts

Illustrated manuscripts & early depictions of landscapes in portrayals of Biblical gardens give us a glimpse of gardens - real, symbolic, familiar, & imagined by artists & their clients during those periods. 

1490-1510 Grimani Breviary - Mystical Attributes of the Virgin. An enclosed garden with distinct beds, a fountain, & a fence nestled in a lovely landscape.