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Marga Bezuidenhout - "Protea 2"
Acrylic on Board
W: 400mm x H: 400mm x D: 3mm
Approx. Weight: 1kg
This work is unframed
About "Protea 2"
Among the oldest families of flowers on earth, dating back 300 million years, Greek legend tells us that protea were named after Proteus, the son of Poseidon. A sea god who had the power to know all things past, present and future, Proteus was defiant and preferred to nap on the island of Pharos rather than prophesize. To deter those seeking his insights, he would change his shape at will, and it’s said that the protea flower was named after him because it, too, presents itself in an astounding variety of shapes, sizes, hues and textures to make up more than 1,400 varieties.
The aim of Art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance - Aristotle
Imibala Gallery Sep 2014
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