Emperor's Pride- Chrysanthemum Flower Painting
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Title: Emperor's Pride. Medium: Original pastel now sold Size:60x80cm
You can commission your own painting. Reserve one of the limited commission slots with a £100 deposit. Anita will then contact you to discuss what you would like, any personal meanings or stories to incorporate, size & budget. A 50% payment of the full price will be taken prior to the painting being started, balance payable on delivery.
About this painting: While visiting RHS Wisley one Autumn, I came across giant chrysanthemums in the glasshouse. The blooms so big that they needed wire rings just to support each bloom. I got chatting with one of the gardeners & te meaning & history of the flower fascinated me.
First cultivated in China, the chrysanthemum holds deep cultural significance, used as the official seal for the most important documents in Japan & as the symbol for the Supreme order in the military, awarded as the most prestigious honour.
I was also told that these giant sized blooms were bred for the Emperor & no one but he was permitted to own them. They were held in high esteem & value & thought to possess the highest level of Yang energy, expressing strong Vibrant energy through bright colour. It is considered a masculine energy which is expanding, active, energetic from the sun. It is an energy which provides the balance to the softer feminine energy & one , which even as women, we need to create the strength & lift to create positivity in our lives.
The petals of Emperors pride were painted on a large scale & seem to turn & follow you around a room. It fills it's space with rising energy & warmth.