Saturday, 10 October 2015

A garden in the gallery

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace has a lovely show but soon to finish!

‘Gardens are where man and nature meet’ is the opening sentence in one of the displays comprising Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden.

This delightfully curated exhibition reveals the way in which gardens have been celebrated in art across four centuries.  Paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts make this a rich experience. My favourite pieces were a pair of sundials, almost ignored by others, desperate to get close to all this gorgeous fare.

We enjoyed works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants.

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace - super sundials

Hurry along . . .

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