Pizan’s Garden

Pizan’s Garden, is rooted in a literary text by the medieval scholar Christine de Pizan, whose proto-feminist work, The Book of the City of Ladies, was published in 1405. Pizan imagined an allegorical walled city, built, populated, and governed by women and guided by three allegorical female figures: Reason, Rectitude, and Justice. This series imagines a garden in Pizan’s city, a similarly allegorical space that reflects on agency and self-determination.  Each work cites an Old Master annunciation painting, which has been altered, replacing the figure of the Archangel Gabriel with a mirrored image of Mary, shifting the balance of power to create a different kind of encounter.

Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations
Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of The Merode Altarpiece (Workshop pf Robert Campin c. 1427-32)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches
Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of The Cestello Annunciation (Sandro Botticelli, 1489)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of Annunciation (Fra Bartolomeo, 1497)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches
Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of Archangel Gabriel; The Virgin Annunciate (Gerard David, c.1510)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of Annunciation (Leonardo da Vinci, c.1472-75)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches
Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of Annunciation (Fra Angelico, c.1440)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Tricia Wright Pizan's Garden; Altered Annunciations Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
Pizan's Garden. Altered Annunciation with detail of Annunciation (Master of the Straus Madonna, 1400-10)
2018
Acrylic, sprayed acrylic, archival pigmented inkjet on canvas
24 x 30 inches
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