Calla Lily Watercolor

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(Prints available for purchase on Fine Art America.)

 

Inspired by William Blake’s poem, “The Lilly,” which goes

“The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble sheep, a threatening horn:
While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.”

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Named after the Greek word “calla,” meaning beauty, this flower Continue reading “Calla Lily Watercolor”

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The Roman myth of the lily:

As Venus, the Goddess of love, rose out of the ocean, she saw a lily. Venus became jealous & threatened by its beauty, & gave it a pistil in the center, hoping that this would make the flower ugly.

 

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