Iris In Black And White
Karon Melillo DeVega
Photograph - Photograph
these beautiful irises shimmer and sparkle in the sunlight.
converted from a colour photograph to black and white for a dramatic effect to show their beautiful form.
The Iris has been a favourite flower of many famous artists including
Vincent van Gogh.
"The fleur-de-lis, a stylized iris, first occurs in its modern use as the emblem of the House of Capet. The fleur-de-lis has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. The yellow fleur-de-lis reflects the Yellow Iris (I. pseudacorus), common in Western Europe. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and the logo of the New Orleans Saints professional football team, and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri.
The red fleur-de-lis in the coat-of-arms of Florence (Italy) descends from the white iris which is native to Florence and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colors making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridize a red iris.
Furthermore, the fleur-de-lis is the almost-universal symbol of Scouting and one of the symbols adopted by the sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
A stylized Yellow Iris is the symbol of Brussels, since historically, the important Saint Gaugericus Island was carpeted in them. The iris symbol is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The provincial flower of Quebec (Canada) is the Harlequin Blueflag (I. versicolor), called iris versicolore in French."
(history source quote: wikipedia)
IRIS in Black and White is an excellent choice for any decorating theme in your home or office.
Available as greeting cards as well as a variety of prints in sizes from
5" x 8" up to 32" x 48"
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April 5th, 2013
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