Hence, accruing to it are all those ideas associated with these qualities: the mystic Centre, the heart, the garden of Eros, the paradise of Dante, the Beloved, the emblem of Venus and so on." "Originally from Persia, the rose is said to have been brought to the West by Alexander. It was anciently a symbol of joy, later of secrecy and silence, but is now usually associated with love." "...Soon the mysterious rose, sacred to Venus in earlier times, became the flower of the Virgin Mary, who herself became the Rosa mystica. Peter's, the temple of Juno Lucina the church of S.
It was the difference between drawing a man's face and using abstraction to explore his soul.
But thus was the fundamental gap in my artistic understanding—the difference between the surface realities that I wanted to depict, and the profound though elusive truths of the human condition that art could explore.
A more prosaic explanation is that the folded structure of the rose, by its nature, conceals a secret inner core. in Germany, we read in Sebastian Brant's "We do not know where the rose comes from.
Rose fossils, 32,000,000 years old, have been found in Colorado and Oregon; they resemble the East Asian roses more than the American ones of today. It is possible that Central Asia is the home of the rose.
No, it was not so clean and not so white and not so nice.
But I have drawn—rather, lived—in this studio for most of my past ten years.
When held by a martyr, the red rose signified 'red martyrdom' or the loss of life, and the white rose 'white martyrdom' or celibacy.
According to Ambrose, the thorns of the rose were a reminder of human finitude and guilt as the roses in the Paradise Garden had no thorns.
147-148) "A floral symbol sacred to Venus and signifying love, the quality and nature of which was characterized by the color of the rose.
A symbol of purity, a white rose represented innoncence (nonsexual) love, while a pink rose represented first love, and a red rose true love.