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Sunday, October 21, 2007

ab spread "calla lily"

bis vor wenigen jahren galt die calla als typische "totenblume". die farbe weiß steht für reinheit, unschuld und jungfräulichkeit.
sie wird schon seit den tagen der römer als festliche blume betrachtet. sie wurde mit dem licht assoziiert, wohl vermutlich weil sie auch in der dunklen jahreszeit reichlich blühte.
andererseits ist die phallische symbolik des blütenstempels nicht zu übersehen - deshalb steht die calla auch für hochzeiten und wiedergeburt/auferstehung. auf letztere deutet auch die trompetenartige blütenform hin, die an den jüngsten tag erinnern soll.

Since the days of ancient Rome the Calla Lily has been treasured as a flower of celebration. First cherished as a celebration of light, then a funeral flower, in today’s world the Calla Lily has become one of the most desired flowers brides use to celebrate their wedding day. It is associated with the lily as a symbol of purity...
Over time, the Calla Lily became associated with the celebration of funerals. Most likely, because they bloomed profusely during the darkest time of the year, winter solstice...
Freud provided a sexual interpretation of its form... so is often used to represent marriage. And resurrection: the cone-like flowers are said to resemble trumpets heralding victory.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT!!!! How did you do the stains in the middle ??? looks stunning.


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