To see “A Heaven in a Wild Flower” must be culturally universal experience and the motif of the hierophantic power of the flower to reveal divine beauty is a prominent one across the ancient art of many cultures where figures present flowers to the viewer. In a more decorative context flowers may express the exuberance and joyfulness of nature. Particularly fine examples of the decorative use of floral motifs can be seen in Chinese blue and white porcelain that beautifully convey the delicacy and joy of flowers.

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