Bob pejman _ Afternoon Tea

Bob Pejman

"Afternoon Tea at Vizcaya "
Oil on Canvas



About Villa Vizcaya:

Villa Vizcaya was designed in a north Italian sixteenth-century style, inspired by the Villa Rezzonico at Bassano del Grappa in Italy. It rests on the remains of an estate in Miami, Florida that served as a winter residence for American industrialist James Deering.

With its phenomenal human-made and natural resources, Vizcaya was built in the 1910's, a decade in which Gilded Age cultural standards were enlivened by the irreverent spirit of the dawning Jazz Age. It also introduces visitors to Miami's place in this history - a time when America’s wealthiest industrialists created lavish homes inspired by the palaces of Europe.

The palatial villa is surrounded by outstanding formal gardens, statuaries, fountains, and hidden grottoes. The garden's plan is of patterned parterres of scrollwork set in oyster shell paths radiating from the center of the villa, influenced by Renaissance Italian and French design.


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