Flowers in the Italian Renaissance

By: Eduardo and Ben

What were the designs most commonly used for?

The use of designs and flowers in the Italian Renaissance mainly focused around holidays or special events. The invention of Christmas wreaths were introduced during this time period.

What type of flowers were used? What was the meaning behind them?

The types of flowers used were: dianthus, daisies, lilies, violets, roses, and primroses.


Carnations express love, fascination, and distinction.

Daisies were used for innocence and hope.

Lillies symbolized joy of youth.

Primroses are often used with the phrase "I can't live without you."

Roses illustrated love and desire.

Violets were used to show loyalty, devotion, and faithfulness.

What type of containers did they use?

What types of designs were there?

Designs usually focused around having tight and symmetrical shapes. Christmas wreaths were very popular around this time period. This is when Christmas wreaths were introduced.

What was going on during the Italian Renaissance time period?

During this time, the church started to become a secular power. This was also the time period holy wars took place. Right before the Renaissance, a lot of cultural values were lost. This time period was all about revival and bringing those aspects of life back.