Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet.
And so are you.
The ROSE has always been
valued for its beauty and fragrance
and has a long history of symbolism
The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love (Aphrodite and Venus)
about the rose:
In Rome a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where confidential matters were discussed. The phrase sub rosa or "under the rose", means to keep a secret derived from this ancient Roman practice.
Early Christians identified the five
petals of the rose with the five wounds
The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs.
Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary.
Rose culture came into its own in
Europe in the 1800's with the
introduction of perpetual blooming
roses from China,
There are currently thousands of varieties of roses developed for bloom shape, size, fragrance and even for lack of prickles.
Please have a look @the website of my Dutch ArtWanted friend
Currently ROSES ARE RED is displayed at the Rockford Map Gallery Art Exhibit in Wilmington DE, at the 4 GIRLS Exhibit (Nov. 06-Jan.07) (with my three Fellow Art Academy friends) :
Dimensions: 16"- 20" (40.6x50x2 cm )
This acrylic is painted in a variety of reds
on a Gallery type 1 - 1.5 stretchers Creative Edge, Medium Texture Cotton Duck canvas over a wooden frame.
Painted staple free sides. (Doesn't need a frame)
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