Tip #9 "Why do we choose floral print?"
Is it because floral print is always in fashion? There are so many different natural and decorative forms around. Why flowers? Why are we waiting for the flowering period? Why do we create gardens and cultivate different types of plants? Why do we decorate the houses where we live and give flowers as a gift?
If we just take a closer look at the movements of an artist who paints flowers, we will see how he draws a line, which, bending in its movement, forms an image. Then, the artist fills the intricately curved shape with color, and, only then, our imagination ascribes an image to the resulting drawing, depending on the manner in which the drawing was made. Whether it was broken lines outlining sharp corners and forming a ragged shape, or it was a single line forming a soft rounded shape, whatever they are, all these lines form the character of the drawing. It turns out that a flower is a complex structure. It is difficult to say what exactly a person reacts to a line, shape, color or image when he contemplates a flower, since at different times a person is in a different state, which is determined by physical health, emotions, intelligence. When we choose a flower or flowers for a gift, for garden decoration, as a print for clothes or home decoration, then, in fact, we demonstrate a certain type of thinking that also depends on many factors.
There are two eternal themes for a person - this is the theme of life and the theme of death. Flowers are associated with the energy of life. They are fundamental in the work of all artists, poets, writers, designers, architects. In all cultures, from ancient times to the present, images of flowers have been associated with flowering, renewal of vitality, youth and energy of life. Images of flowers were used both in the interior and in clothing, giving them a different meaning from mystical to everyday life.
Today, there is a non-professional opinion that the floral print represents the rustic style. But flowers are different flowers. There are unpretentious wildflowers, which we call weeds and even try to get rid of them, and there are sophisticated ones that require long, painstaking efforts to grow them, such as orchids, for example. Most likely, "village" should be interpreted more broadly, i.e. located outside the city, away from the hustle and bustle.
Psychologists believe that if you are attracted to the image of flowers, then it's time to take a break from your activities and relax, i.e. restore your vitality and connection with nature, which gives these forces.
"What's the connection?" - you ask.
Psychology, as the science of the soul, is interested in everything that influences it.
Contemplation of flowers allows us to harmonize our psycho-emotional state. Combining beauty and wonderful fragrance, flowers can cure depression by acting on all the channels through which we receive information about the world around us. Flowers, calming us, give a feeling of peace and tranquility, at the same time inspire to create something beautiful, amaze the imagination or excite, awakening pleasant memories and stimulating the vitality of the body.
Remember, very often a tired person who is depressed is dressed in black. Changing the color style in clothes and decor allows you to change the psycho-emotional state.
The connection between the character of a person and the flowers that a person chooses is also noticed, and both the color of the plant and its shape are of interest. There are special tests that determine what color your character is. The world-renowned Swiss psychologist Max Luscher is best known for creating the color test. To date, two Luscher tests are known - a complete (clinical) and a short test consisting of eight colors. According to the results of the test, it is possible to get recommendations on the level of stress in which a person is and what physiological consequences this can lead to. In addition, a professional psychologist is able to give recommendations on harmonizing the psychophysiological state.
People with different personality types prefer different types of flowers. There is such a field of knowledge as fluorography, which deals with the systematization of knowledge about the symbolism attached to plants to express feelings and attitudes towards anything. On the basis of this unusual science, the “language of flowers” was created. It is believed that the "language of flowers" was created in the east and was called "villages", considered the language of love correspondence. This knowledge came to Europe from the notes of travelers. In 1763, Europe was conquered by a book written by the wife of the ambassador to Turkey, Mary Wortley Montagu, who described the language of love correspondence. Then, in 1830, in St. Petersburg, Dmitry Oznobishen wrote a book describing 400 plants and their corresponding symbolic meanings. During the reign of Catherine II, a special "Register of Flowers" was developed. In 2013, a new interest in this topic arose, a new version of the "language of flowers" "neoselam" appeared, in which esoteric interpretations of the meanings of colors were added.
Perhaps this is one of the ways to draw attention to floristry - the art of arranging a bouquet of flowers. But, you see, it's nice to receive a bouquet of flowers as a gift or just grow flowers in an ordinary pot on your windowsill. Positive emotions make us more resilient to stress, which has been proven by many studies.
And so, the floral print is not so simple.
How to wear a floral print is the topic for the next blog post.