Floral and botanical motifs are the artists’, architects’, photographers’ and audiences' favorite muse. Flowers are one of the most beautiful and inspiring of God’s creations. What can be more wonderful than admiring the powerful beauty of roses, the elegance of lilies, the royalty of orchids and the gentleness of daisies? You can continue with the list.
Botanical elements in decorating one’s space have been wildly used since ancient times. From archaeological discoveries, we learned that in Ancient Egypt flowers had been placed in vases, and the lotus motif was often used as a decorative and meaningful artistic element on ceramics, stone carvings, papyrus paintings, amulets and jewelry.
Lotus is a prominent figure in many cultures and a native flower of Southeast Asia that holds enormous symbolic weight. People still get captivated by its mysterious blossom and beauty. With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky waters, and—undeterred by its dirty environment—the lotus re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals.
No wonder in the written and oral religious and cultural traditions, the lotus represents elegance, beauty, perfection, transcendence, purity of the body, speech and mind, grace and re-birth. In Taoist symbolism, the lotus represented summer. The four seasons were denoted by the white plum blossom of winter, the peony of spring, the lotus of summer and the chrysanthemum of autumn.
The largest religious structure in the world, an architectural jewel, Angkor Wat, has five towers in a shape of an unopened lotus blossom.
It looks beautiful in our small and medium-size prints. Ideal for creating your gallery wall or display on your bookshelves. It looks great leaning against a wall or as a standalone piece to hang in your favorite spot, entry or reading area. You can also style it with your plants, books and ceramics.
Art and Prints in small and medium sizes look beautiful on bookshelves. It’s another way to streamline the color palette of your shelf.
Our Lotus of Angkor Wat print can also be a great conversation piece: ancient stories, symbolism and simple love for flowers can spark a nice discussion.
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