Yun Shouping (1633-1690) - Lotus Flower Breaking the Surface
"Yun’s style was vibrant and expressive; he attempted to display the inner vitality and spirit of his subjects in painting. […] He was unafraid of using strong colors, such as reds and purples, which had traditionally been shunned by Chinese painters as they were seen as gaudy and offensive. He revived the genre of flower paintings in China and became popular throughout the country." [x]
Aconitum variegatum - Wolf’s Bane, Monkshood
Aconitum is thought to be from the Greek ἀκόνιτον - “without struggle”. And it is without struggle that this plant causes death.
This beautiful perennial flower can be seen through the autumn months in forests and taigas in Europe, and is popular as an ornamental in gardens, lending color long after summer blooms have faded.
Flora Conspicua; a selection of the most ornamental flowering, hardy, exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Richard Morris, 1826.
Found this ad in a Nickelodeon magazine from 2004.
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