Flora, a fragment of the painting by artist Sandro Botticelli “Spring”. Flora – the image of flowering and fruiting of nature. The wreath and necklace of Flora depict cornflowers, daisies, chieber, lilies of the valley, forget-me-nots, myrtle leaves, periwinkles, pomegranate flowers, poppies, buttercups, flowers and strawberries, violet. It is believed that Botticelli schematically depicted plants. But a careful study of the “botanical” aspect of the painting “Spring” showed that more than forty kinds of flowers and herbs are clearly recognized in it.
It turned out a necklace of almost jewelry beauty. This vision on the verge of living beauty of the plant with its decorative expressiveness is also characteristic for the transfer of stems and leaves. Transplanted roses, bushes of carnations and cornflowers “weave” exquisite patterns on the surface of fabrics, and on the meadow “carpet” under the feet of the characters.
In his composition, the artist Sandro Botticelli used the symbolism of colors, accentuating the semantic aspect of the image. Carnations, cornflowers, orange blossoms are associated with the theme of earthly love and marriage. In parallel, another line of meanings is built: the lily is a flower of purity, the carnation is a symbol of the divine trinity, flax, a small aster, all of them point to a sublime love, whose ardor raises a person to the top of spiritual contemplation.