BY KAREN AANONSEN
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden is in full bloom at Buckingham Palace. Housed in The Queen’s Gallery, the exhibit takes a look at the varied ways in which gardens have been celebrated in art from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Center stage in the collection of paintings, botanical studies, books, decorative arts, and more, are several stunning pieces by the workshop of Peter Carl Fabergé. Among them is the master craftsman’s rock crystal, gold, nephrite, rhodonite, and quartzite Bleeding Heart sculpture. Created c. 1900, the flower study was acquired in 1934 by Queen Mary, consort of Britain’s King George V. It’s now on display at The Queen’s Gallery alongside the rest of the Painting Paradise treasures through October 11.