Daily Artwork — “New Planet (Новая планета), Konstantin Yuon, 1921”
Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.
We see symbols everywhere, and they have a language and meaning all their own. From the more established (and famous) as shown below, to the emojis of today, we use symbols all the time to convey messages in a simple, concise way. But where did some of these long-established and well-known symbols originate and what do they really mean? [VIA]
One of the most important and known pieces of American art, this painting it also known as: Westward the Course of Destiny, Westward ho!, or Manifest Destiny. It is rich in American symbolism at a time when westward expansion was at its height and there was a renewing sense of optimism in the nation following the Civil War.
Just about everyone I know loves flowers, especially my wife and mom. I can never fail with that gift. However, I never really thought about the meaning of some of the various flowers that are available in bouquets. Like many things, different flowers convey different meanings, whether on their own, or as part of a bouquet or, as I learned are meant for specific family members over others. Today’s infographic helps break down these meanings and the symbolism of flowers. [VIA]