Renaissance Gardens

Painting Paradise: Art of the Garden – Royal Collection Pt 2

Painting Paradise: Art of the Garden – Royal Collection Pt 2

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In the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace in 2015 a show of paintings, botanical studies, manuscripts and more will be devoted to ideas of painting paradise

Decameron

Plato and Philosophy – Renaissance Gardens and Earthly Love

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Renaissance designers grasped the idea of a garden everyone would be happy enjoying life and love in together as in Arcadia pastoral home of the Ancient Greeks

Renaissance-Faces

Leon Battista Alberti – On Beauty and Progressing the Arts

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An advocate of humanism and a mutil-talented Renaissance man Genoese born architect Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most brilliant celebrities of his day

Villa San Michelle Garden

The Alchemy of Staying Well – In a Renaissance Garden

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When in 1563 Humanist Poet Annibal Caro retired into private life, to alternate between Rome and the countryside, he said ‘I seem to have found the alchemy of staying well’