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History of Floral Design Ancient Civilization. Looking at 4 different periods –Egyptian –Greek –Roman –Byzantine.

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1 History of Floral Design Ancient Civilization

2 Looking at 4 different periods –Egyptian –Greek –Roman –Byzantine

3 Ancient Civilization Explain the role of flowers in the lives of the Egyptians Describe the Greek traditions and rituals that involved the use of flowers Describe types of pieces that were used by the Romans Discuss the styles of floral art that were used during the Byzantine period

4 Egyptian Period

5 We get history through artifacts, wall paintings and bas-reliefs

6 Egyptian Period Used –Cut flowers –Placed blossoms –Foliage –Fruit

7 Flowers were important In religious ceremonies Set on banquet tables Used in precessions Given to honor someone

8 Lotus Flower Goddess of Iris –Patron of marriage and motherhood Blue water lily was also symbolic of rebirth after death

9 Lotus Flower Commonly depicted in Egyptian Art as early as 2500 B.C.

10 Egyptian Floral Design Orderly, alternating patterns Placed in spouted vases with no stem visible Worn as chaplets, collars, wreaths, and garlands

11 Egyptian Pottery

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13 Greek Period

14 Greek Pottery Many vases were made during this time but not for the purpose of holding flowers

15 Greek Period Flower petals were often scattered on the ground during ceremonies Design types often used were wreaths and garlands

16 Wreath and garlands Symbol of allegiance and dedication Awarded to honor athletes, poets, civic leaders,soldiers and hero's Also worn at weddings

17 Cornucopia Is still used today in the Fall –Horn of Plenty In Ancient times the opening was facing up And was filled with flowers

18 Roman Period

19 Often used heavy & elaborate wreaths, roses Used fragrant flowers with bright colors 1 st Basket of mixed flowers Vatican –First use of natural floral bouquets

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21 Byzantine Period

22 Used symmetrical tree-like designs Changed construction of garlands to be narrow bands of flowers or fruit alternated with foliage

23 Ancient Civilization Review What role did flowers play in the Egyptian period? –Religious ceremonies After-life –Banquet tables –Precessions –Honor someone

24 Ancient Civilization Review What Greek traditions or rituals used flowers? –Ceremonies –Olympics –Weddings

25 Ancient Civilization Review Romans first introduced what floral design style? –Naturalistic –Roses

26 Ancient Civilization Review During the Byzantine Period, how did they change the garland? –Made narrow –Added fruit Describe the design introduced in this period. –Symmetrical tree-like

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