Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Queen's Roses

The rose is a symbol for many things, including the Blessed Virgin Mary and marital happiness. From Anna Gibson:
Roses can be found in many of Marie Antoinette's portraits. Roses may have been a symbolic nod to her Austrian heritage; they may also have been used as a symbol of her Christian faith. In Christian paintings and engravings, various types of roses were often used to represent the rebirth of Christ, the Holy Trinity, and other important Christian iconography. The dog rose, just one of the roses chosen to populate the Petit Trianon, was used to symbolize both the five wounds of Christ and his rebirth. In mythology, the Rose was associated with love, fertility, and beauty. (Read more.)


papabear said...

New period drama, but aimed at teens... it will probably make your eyes roll.

elena maria vidal said...

Oh, dear, the Mary Queen of Scots travesty....