Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Passion Flower - Symbolic Gifts by taiche


Passiflora, the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous.


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Inspired by my photographs of Passion Flowers
The "Passion" in "passion flower" refers to the passion of Jesus in Christian theology. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries adopted the unique physical structures of this plant, particularly the numbers of its various flower parts, as symbols of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion:


Acrylic painting on professional quality , acid free, rough 420g/m2 paper.
24×32cm,
Completed 17.3.11.
The original is SOLD 28.7.11.
 


  
  
  
  

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