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Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja

Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja

Decorated with flowers of poppies, Beautiful actress Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja

Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja
The most delicate watercolors of Korea’s modern artist Ryu Eunja are inspired by the charm of Audrey Hepburn, the movie legend is compared and framed with poppies, irises, wildflowers. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the website of the talented Korean artist, just random pictures.
Meanwhile, these portraits filled with flowers made me think about special signs these flowers may speak.
How would you tell someone “I love you” or “You are special” – you could write a poem or compose a song – or you could give flowers! For thousands of years, people around the world have given special meanings to flowers and plants. Noteworthy, Flower language reached height of popularity during the reign of Queen Victoria in Britain. Besides, special Dictionaries appeared to explain each flower meaning.

Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja

Pink flowers for Audrey Hepburn. Painting by Ryu Eunja

For example, a primrose meant “I can’t live without you”. An iris meant “Your friendship means so much to me”, while a pansy meant “I am thinking about you”.

A lilac blossom could mean either “love at first sight” or the romance is over”. Also, if two lovers used different dictionaries, there could be some real misunderstandings.
Color too, was very important. A white lily, for example, meant “It’s heavenly to be with you”. However, an orange lily meant “I hate you”.

A pink carnation meant “I will never forget you”. And a yellow carnation meant “You’ve disappointed me”.

Besides, even the way the flowers were given had meaning. Thus, a person could say “yes” by giving a flower with the right hand. A flower given with the left hand meant “no”.

Traditionally, alongside with giving single flowers, the Victorians liked to make up bouquets. And deciphering the secret message was a popular pastime.

Audrey Hepburn by Ryu Eunja