Arts Everyday Living: Through a Woman Artist’s Eyes–The Dog with the Bell Collar

Giovanna Garzoni, Female Dog, c. 1648, oil on canvas, Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy

Dogs’ lives are too short.  Their only fault, really.

Agnes Sligh Turnbull, The Flowering

Italian artist Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) was a successful painter of the Baroque era; American novelist and short story writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1982), produced numerous works often set in her native western Pennsylvania.

 

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