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One of the much-researched and written-about undercurrents in Victorian culture is the significance of violets to women, especially in the mid-to-late Victorian era. These were favored as gifts from women to women. Although not necessarily implying a same-sex relationship, violets were symbols of faithfulness and modesty that older school girls and women used as an expression of admiration for another woman. But much of the emerging lesbian literature of the times included violets - white or purple - as part of its thematic development. The most popular violet gift was a tussie-mussie, or nosegay, of violets. Cards such as the one depicted here were also probably sent and regarded in the same way.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.