The language of flowers: symbols and myths
This revised flexi-cover edition of a popular gift book of Renaissance and Baroque floral paintings features numerous full-color illustrations and informative commentary. Arranged alphabetically, the flowers depicted in this book by artists such as Brueghel and William Morris display a full array of emotions and ideals, declarations of love, gestures of gratitude, and expressions of sympathy. Each full-color, full-page illustration is accompanied by a descriptive text explaining the flower’s symbolism, mythological importance, and meaning in the present day. From Hippocrates’ discovery of the healing powers of the iris to the daffodil’s connection with Christ’s resurrection, this captivating collection of botanical art, enhanced by Marina Heilmeyer’s insightful commentary, reminds us of the power and eloquence of nature’s most exquisite gifts.
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Ambrosius Bosschaert ancient anemone aphrodisiac Aphrodite aquilegia associated beauty became a symbol Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz blooms blossom Bosschaert the Elder Botanisches Museum Bouquet of Flowers bulbs camellia carnation Christ Christian symbolism Christmas rose citrus colour columbine cornflowers crocus crown imperial cultivated daisy Daniel Seghers death decoration Europe favourite Flora forget-me-not fragrance gardens garlands Garten and Botanisches goddess of love gods Greek Greek mythology grow healing powers heaven hellebore honeysuckle hyacinth iris Jacob Marrel Kunsthistorisches Museum language of flowers legend lily mallow Maria van Oosterwyck marigold mh left Middle Ages Museen zu Berlin myrtle mythology Narcissus nigella oil on canvas paintings pansy Paradise passion flower peony petals Pierre-Joseph Redoute poet pomegranate poppy primrose Primula Rachel Ruysch Renaissance ri^ht Roman roots rosemary s/he loves saffron scent seeds soul spring Staatliche Museen sunflower SW left thistle tulip underworld Vase violet Virgin Mary white flowers Wine Class wreaths youth