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So I got to actually see this actual painting in actual real life and with all the actual details which means every single hair on the little dogs body!!! I was pretty happy because in reproductions you can’t see how much the dog is smiling or how it almost GLOWS. Garzoni is known for her still lifes and this painting was in a cabinet along with quite a few of her still life paintings in the Palatine gallery at the Pitti Palace in Florence.
What is even going on here? There is an empty teacup and two flies have landed on the intact biscotti while the other biscotti is a bit broken. Garzoni used tempera on parchment and I am looking forward to trying out this medium soon.