Thursday, January 06, 2022

Flowers and their meaning …

… Eliza Eve Gleadall: forgotten British botanical artist and author. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Professor Maggie Atkinson of Grenfell Campus Memorial University in Canada in her, Religion and the Arts paper published in 2015, attributed Gleadall’s publication – drawn from nature and embellished with botanic, poetic and emblematic plants – as being instrumental in the importance of understanding the religious imagery of flowers and their meanings to a Victorian society seeking to square a religious pedagogy with new science.

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