Flora Symbolica Lecture at the Delaware Art Museum

Flora Symbolica: The Secret Language
of Pre-Raphaelite Painting*

Saturday, May 17, 2008
2:00 p.m. | Click here to register.
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Students

Lecture: During the Victorian age, flowers spoke a secret language to the initiated. The
Pre-Raphaelites used this floral code to tell stories and myths, encode personal messages, and celebrate the beauty of iconic women from legends and history. They also used flowers to honor the beauty of the women they loved. Join Dr. Debra N. Mancoff, art historian and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the author of Flora Symbolica, for a close look at the favorite floral iconography of the Pre-Raphaelites and learn the secrets of their art. Program followed by tea.

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