Artist Ignata Vassileva

An example of fine art by Ignata Vassileva

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.ignatavassileva.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $380.00 - $4,430.00
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My inspiration
I can’t have enough of the  diversity of gardens; of their fragrance that the shifting wind, sunlight, clouds, rain and snow change. The weather fills every garden with surprises even to its creators and keeper them.
However, in some places the last thing you expect is gardens.For example, New York’s concrete jungle hides an astounding green treasure.
I’d been dreaming of finding myself in the NYBG/ New York Botanical Garden / and it didn’t fall short of my expectations. It was an amazing experience. The big surprise was The Cloisters – the garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Colours, scents, sounds and a multitude of birds. The banks of the river Hudson house two gardens in the medieval style. A dream come true! The banks of the river Hudson house two gardens in the medieval style. The one is full of medicinal plants and herbs; the other collects rare specimens of flowers. Both are alive with butterflies and birds… plus a hard-working groundhog.
Talking about the Middle Ages…
.. next come to mind the gardens of (my favourite) Venice. In the autumn of 2015, I put on an exhibition in this unreal city and had time on my hands to explore it. Strolling along the vias and canals, I kept discovering gardens. The palazzi conceal gorgeous gardens, while the ordinary houses, (although in Venice everything is out of the ordinary), make do with balconies, terraces and roofs full of flowerpots. As early as the Middle Ages, they grew vines and orchards on the islands that make up the astonishing miracle called Venice. In the 16th and 17th c., tending to a garden of plants from distant lands carried prestige. The Venetians are very fond of roses. Red roses are a symbol of the apostle Mark who is the patron saint of Venice (25th April). The gardens are full of pomegranates, iris, lemons, hydrangea, [...]

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