The book brings together a wide variety of ravishing illustrations of the cut flower in the history of european fine and decorative art since 1500 the inclusion of non european traditions such as those of china japan and the indian sub continent enrich the visual material and illustrate the differences between cultures. Flower power the meaning of flowers in art 1500 2000 hardback common by author andrew moore by author christopher garibaldi introduction by anna pavord on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this text brings together a wide variety of illustrations of the cut flower in the history of european fine and decorative art since 1500. This text brings together a wide variety of illustrations of the cut flower in the history of european fine and decorative art since 1500 it explains their symbolic meanings and demonstrates the response that flowers evoke in us all. Obscure symbolic meaning of flowers in western art history a beautiful rose a white lily a weed a morning glory an orchid all are charmingly decorative to the average viewer for painters of the gothic early renaissance and high renaissance eras flowers were part of a rich visual symbolism in a culture of restricted literacy symbolic . Red roses also symbolized christs sacrifice with each of their five petals representing one of christs wounds from the cross while these red flowers stood for mortality in christian art they carried meanings of earthly love and devotion in wedding portraits of the same period
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