rose  /rəʊz/ [guide 1] [guide 2] “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

-       Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Long since history, the symbolism of the rose has been significant to many (of religion, literature, art and many more). Through colour alone, many meanings and virtues have been derived from different types of roses; love, friendship, hope and even death. This gallery’s intent is to display all the different meanings and uses of rose symbolism in different forms of art.


The selected artworks display a different representation or meaning an

SUBJECTIVE FRAME: The scale and composition make it seem like a story is being told, similar to the concept of wall paintings. The thick and seemingly 3D green lines to the right represent a forest.
This artwork by Bertel Thorvaldsen fits into the cultural frames. It is religious, as it features the Greek gods; Cupid, Jupiter and Juno. The rose represents a symbol of love.
'Blooming Room' by Yoo Geun Taek is an artwork that fits into the Post-Modern frames as it uses untraditional materials of art convention.
This artwork by Li Set Byul called, "Twenty Shadows" fits into the subjective frames. This is an embodiment of grief and sorrow, as the artist says. The flowers of the eyes represent tears of grief.
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