Challenge: Symbolic Still Life (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Garage, WC,CA
Date: Jun 14, 2011
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2011
[Jun. 15th, 2011 02:54:36 AM]
I went with medieval symbolism, especially relating to knowledge, which is not an unalloyed good.
The apple and the snake, which stand for the knowledge of good and evil, when man became aware. The lens and the sacred books, which shift and expand insight beyond what can normally be seen. The candle which both illuminates and implies limited life. And lastly the mirror and the skull, which provides reflection and insight, and with understanding, the understanding of the limits of time and the inevitability of death.
The predominant red color, crimson red in medieval Christian imagery symbolizes the presence of God and the blood of martyrs. It is the Christian liturgical color for Pentecost and represents atonement and humility.
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