i am interested in finding info on visual symbolism...you've heard of how
certain fruits in (n. euro. ren. , i believe, as well as more modern )still
lifes are supposed to represent qualities or ideas? does anyone know of a
source that identifies these? i'm especially interested in the mushroom.
also, if anyone can think of any art that contains mushroom imagery, i'd
really appreciate it!
we (ms art class) are doing a unit called mostly green, about plants. our
first project was traditional, realistic botannical illustration from life
along with prints of leaves and flowers. our second project is a fantasy
shroom scape and we are trying to think of all the different meanings the
visual representation of a mushroom can connote. if anyone is interested
in the rest of the unit or more details on these projects, let me know and
i'll e you.
Art Teacher, Kanapaha Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Education, Florida State University wsauls