A Flourishing Heritage - Portraits of Italian Flora

About this Exhibition

The exhibition in Italy is being organized by Floraviva, in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova). Dating to 1545, it is the world’s oldest botanical garden still in its original location, and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997. For more information email botanicalart@ortobotanicopd.it. Floraviva’s website is: http://www.floraviva.org


artwork

The artist Anna Paoletto has captured this Sorbus beautifully, conveying its pinnate leaves at varying stages of growth and the glossy surface and red flushing of its fruits. Sorbus domestica is sometimes called “service tree”, and can be found throughout most of Europe and some of northwestern Africa.

Sorbus domestica, watercolor on paper, Anna Paoletto (1946 – 2016)


Organizers

Floraviva (Italian Association of Botanical Painters) and Orto Botanico di Padova (Botanical Garden of Padua)

 
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Steering Committee

Barbara Baldan
Fabio Garbari
Lucia Tomasi Tongiorgi


exhibition Venue

Orto Botanico di Padova  

Photo: courtesy Floraviva

Photo: courtesy Floraviva

Image of the ancient area of Orto Botanico di Padova, in a print by A. Tosini, 1854.

Image of the ancient area of Orto Botanico di Padova, in a print by A. Tosini, 1854.


Location

Orto Botanico di Padova, 15 Via Orto Botanico, Padova, Veneto, 35123

 

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