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Nel significato dei fiori "la viola del pensiero" è un fiore perfetto da regalare alla persone di cui si è innamorati!
The love-in-idleness was originally a white flower, struck by one of Cupid’s arrows, which turned it purple and gave it its magic love potion. When dripped onto someone's eyelids this love potion causes an individual to fall madly in love with the next person they see.
Love-in-idleness is another name for the mid-western wild pansy (Viola tricolor), which naturally occurs in white and purple colors. According to Roman mythology, the wild pansy turned into the Love-in-idleness as Cupid shot one of his arrows at the imperial votaress, but missed and instead struck it. As Cupid is the god of desire, affection and erotic love, the flower’s juice received the trait, to act as a love potion. Its name relates to the use of the flower, as it is often used for idleness or vileness acts.

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Printed on Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper - Epson gr. 250

Love-in-idleness - Viola del pensiero (2016)

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  • Colour photograph (Giclée), Paper
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  • Size: 27.56 × 18.37 in (unframed)
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