• Plants in Art in Venice & Padua

    10th November 2015Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    As someone with a bit of an obsession about plants and gardening, I do love looking at botanical details in major artworks – Madonna and Child paintings often have recognisable plants growing in the foreground – I saw clover, violets, daisies, roses and dandelions and some less recognisable plants too, of which I particularly liked this little plant in a painting at the Accademia in Venice. plant painting in Academia

    And on a day trip to Padua to see the Giotto Chapel, we also discovered the magnificent Palazzo Regione with its elegant loggia decorated with botanical frescoes. Sadly, no time to visit Padua’s Botanic Garden – which is the oldest in the world. Still its always good to start compiling a list for the next visit before returning home. Giotto Chapel botanical frescoes