“Old Walls No2“, travel photo shot taken with an Olympus SP-350 digital camera in Florence, Italy, and digitally painted and manipulated using Adobe Photoshop. Artist: Cris Orfescu – digital photography print, Limited Edition archival inks on canvas, 17in x 13in (43cm x 33cm). All prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
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The Boboli Gardens, in Italian “I Giardini di Boboli”, form a famous park in Florence, Italy, that is home to a distinguished collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities. The Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal 16th century Italian gardens. The mid-16th century garden style, as it was developed here, incorporated longer axial developments, wide gravel avenues, a considerable “built” element of stone, the lavish employment of statuary and fountains, and a proliferation of detail, coordinated in semi-private and public spaces that were informed by classical accents: grottos, nympheums, garden temples and the like. The openness of the garden, with an expansive view of the city, was unconventional for its time.