The artichoke is a typical Mediterranean vegetable, known and appreciated since ancient times for its valuable organoleptic characteristics and health properties.
In the European Renaissance painting, the artichoke is represented in different frameworks including:
-The gardener Vincenzo Campi,
-Floris van Schooten Kitchen,
-Nature died of asparagus, artichokes, lemons and cherries Blas De Ledesma,
-The summer and "Vertumnus" Arcimboldo.