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Giovanna Garzoni & others @ Colnaghi
27 April 2022 - 24 June 2022
Forbidden Fruit: Female Still Life builds upon the gallery’s mission to spearhead new trends in art collecting, to bring often overlooked categories of art to a new audience. This presentation includes work from the Renaissance to Baroque periods by: Giovanna Garzoni, Fede Galizia, Clara Peeters, Caterina Angela Pierozzi, Elisabetta Marchioni, Rachel Ruysch and others. The exhibition also spotlights the theme of diplomatic exchanges between nations, through the lens of female masters.
It is devoted to female still life, and highlights the spatially complex painting by the mannerist artist, Fede Galizia, contributing to the reconstruction of works in her final years. Forbidden Fruit includes other rare works by Giovanna Garzoni, painter to the Medicis and one of the first women to practice the art of still life; the only known painting by Caterina Angela Pierozzi, protégée of Grand Duchess Vittoria della Rovere; and the last painting by the acclaimed Dutch botanical artist, Rachel Ruysch.