Flower art

In Search of Perfection

Yekaterina Selezneva

Magazine issue: 
#4 2008 (21)

Flowers accompany us throughout our lives. They have long been a focus of scholarly interest: botanists describe and collect them to form herbariums, while medical researchers study the useful and salutary properties of these exceptionally diverse plants. Nearly all nations of the world have traditions, dating back over history, to greet guests and see them off on special occasions with flowers, and to use flowers for decoration. But apart from their aesthetic properties and practical use, flowers also became symbols and tokens of sentiments; their meaning often varies from one nation or period to another.

In Search of Perfection

“Russia is a big meadow - a green one with flowers breaking into bloom”
Andrei Bely[1]

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