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Words of flowers, paintings of flowers – about paintings that depict the meaning of things

 Many cultures around the world have a tradition of using plants to carry symbolic meanings.

 People give bouquets of flowers to congratulate people when they have something to celebrate, and when someone dies, they send flowers to see them off. In this way, people have lived with flowers as more than just a plant.

 The language of flowers is a perfect example of how people have found meaning in flowers. Although the origins of this practice remain unclear, it is said that the practice of using the language of flowers, as we know it today, became popular in 19th century Western society. Against this backdrop, the first dictionary of the language of flowers, “The Language of Flowers” by Charlotte de Latour, was published around 1819.

 In “The Language of Flowers,” Latour devised and introduced the language of flowers according to the number of flowers as well as the color, and roses in particular were given special treatment. Roses are one of the flowers that have been given such importance in Western culture that they have been called “the flower among flowers,” and they have already been given meanings derived from folklore and mythology.

 In this article, I would like to introduce paintings of roses, the “flower within a flower,” which attracts the hearts of many people in the East and West, along with the language of flowers.

Atsuko Hamaura

Yellow Rose
31.8 x 41 cm

The language of the yellow rose: “friendship,” “peace,” “confession of love.

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Kumiko Yamada

Three roses,
72.7 x 72.7 cm

The language of the three roses: “I love you”, “confession of love

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Jessica Veilleux

Bouquet of peach roses
35.6 x 27.9 cm

The language of pink roses: “gentle”, “elegant”, “pretty”, “beautiful girl”, “pledge of love”.

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Koki Nakamura


Rose60 x 60 cm

The language of the white rose: “purity”, “innocence”, “I am worthy of you”, “deep respect”.

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Tatiana Alive

The
Rose102 x 71 cm

The language of the single rose: “Love at first sight”, “You are the only one”.

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Minoru Hirota

Blue&Rose47.6
x 38.5 cm

The language of the blue rose: “Dreams come true”, “Miracle”, “God’s blessing

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Shinzo Okuokahttps://www.tricera.net/
Born in 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. After studying Indian philosophy at university, he worked at a publishing company as a deputy editor of an art magazine and a shrine magazine, where he was involved in planning and editing magazines and books. 2019 he joined TRiCERA, a start-up company, where he was in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own on-demand media. He is also in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own owned media. He is a fast writer, and when he was working for a magazine, he was able to write 150 pages in a month by himself.

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