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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Roses in art

Celestial, an alba rose dating from the middle ages. There are alba roses in Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus'

William Morris, a David Austin English rose. William Morris also painted roses.

pink: Celestial, red with bee: Moyesii, red: Dark Lady, yellow: Graham Thomas

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6 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

OOh, these are just gorgeous and I can imagine their otherworldly fragrance. I thought that Alba roses were always white? Hope all is well with you and it's nice to find you still posting. Take care and greetings from what is left of Northern Cal.

July 08, 2009 7:49 am  
Blogger Roses and stuff said...

Celestial is really pretty - I can well understand why it's often depicted in art! And William Moris is a very handsome gentleman!
Katarina

July 08, 2009 7:57 am  
Blogger Terra said...

I do love roses, especially old roses, with lots of petals and a sweet scent.
Thanks for the photos here today.

July 13, 2009 2:11 am  
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Wonderful shots with bright sunlight showing how healthy and abundant everything looks.

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