I love art. I enjoy stumbling upon a "new-to-me" artist and setting the art on my desktop. Though I'm just a simple homemaker, I take joy in spending a little time appreciating art and learning about artists. If I had quite a lot of extra to spend, I would buy art. I share this artist with you now. This piece is called "Plate of Figs" by an Italian artist, Giovanna Garzoni. She lived from 1600-1670 and was one of the first women artists to practice still life. I stumbled upon her art over at Artcyclopedia where they are featuring Women in Art. Fruits, flowers, birds, and insects became her specialty and since I'm a nature lover, it would be natural for me to fall in love with Giovanna's art. I found the largest selection of her art at Allposters.com and now I really want to splurge and purchase a couple prints for my kitchen and dining room.
How do you like this one? It's called "Piatto di Bacelli." I don't speak Italian so I cannot interpret, but you know what this is. Can't you just taste these sweet fruits?
I really like this one with the bird pecking at the fruit. What kind of fruit is this; do you know? Is it another fig? I found this print at Ciudad de la Pintura. I no speak-a Espaniol so.......
Here's one more website I found with a variety of Garzoni's images -- Scientific Illustrator.Com.