Poppy Flowers of love and death

bloom in the fields between the stars

in paintings by Wieslaw Sadurski

 



Red poppies symbolize consolation in dying, reassurance in death.

In Persian poetry red poppies are considered flowers of love, they are called eternal lovers.

Poppy is a symbol of the people who died of love.



 

Red Poppies Orange Sky, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Red Poppies Orange Sky, 120 x 90 cm

Poppy Sun Flowers in yellow-blue, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy Sun Flowers, 140 x 100 cm

Summer Poppy Field, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Summer Poppy Field, 120 x 90 cm

Poppy against Nebula, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy against Nebula, 120 x 150 cm

Young Poppy flower bud, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Young Poppy, 90 x 120 cm

Poppy Field under Galaxy Night, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy Field Galaxy Night, 140 x 100 cm

Poppy Flowers and Stars with blue sky in the background, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy Flowers and Stars, 120 x 90 cm

Poppy Flowers Galactic Sky, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy Flowers Galactic Sky, 120 x 90 cm

Pink Poppy on Green in a digital oil painting by Wieslaw Sadurski

Pink Poppy on Green, 120 x 90 cm

Orange Poppy on Green, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Orange Poppy on Green, 160 x 120 cm



Poppy is one of the oldest crop plants. Opium was cultivated in southern Europe from the Neolithic (from about 6000 BC). Poppies were found in ancient Sumerian artefacts around 4000 BC, where the production of pharmaceuticals from poppy seed was described in the journal.

Poppy cultivation and the use of opium were known to the ancient Cretans. The ancient Greeks called opium poppy juice, from which it acquired a modern name for opium. Opium has been used to treat asthma, gastrointestinal diseases and blindness. In ancient Greece, there are archeological finds, showing that the Greeks used opium for ritual and medical purposes. The capsule of the poppy was a symbol of Morpheus, the god of dreams, Nyx, the goddess of the night, and Thanatos, the god of death.

In the Roman Empire opium was a common medicine of wealthy people. In the remnants of the imperial palace of 214, 17 tons of opium were calculated.

In Cyprus, in the Bronze Age were mass-produced bottles that had the shape of an opium capsule. The Egyptians imported opium from Cyprus, later they had plantations of poppies in the Nile valley and used them in acts of worship.



Poppy and Daisy Flower Field landscape, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Poppy and Daisy Flower Field, 120 x 90 cm

Red Poppy Field landscape, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Red Poppy Field, 120 x 90 cm

Inside of yellow Poppy Flower, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Inside of Poppy Flower, 120 x 90 cm

White_pink Poppy painting on dark green background, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

White-pink Poppy, 120 x 100 cm

Yellow Sun Poppy Flower painting with sun inside flower, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Sun Poppy Flower, 130 x 100 cm

Red poppies painting, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Red Poppies Painting, 90 x 120 cm

Poppy Flower Sun in red-blue, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Sun of the Poppy Flower, 90 x 120 cm

Red Poppy on Blue Sky, digital oil painting and art canvas print by Wieslaw Sadurski

Red Poppy Blue Sky, 90 x 120 cm



Since 1100 Chinese have been using opium for medical purposes. The First and Second Opium Wars between China, the British Empire and France took place between 1830 and 1860. The Chinese tried to stop the opium smuggled by Western businessmen into their country.

Many contemporary writers, especially in the 19th century, wrote about the opium and its effects, particularly Thomas de Quincey in the Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. French romantic composer Hector Berlioz used opium for inspiration. He created Symphonie Fantastique, where a young artist overdoses opium and experiences visions of unfulfilled love.

Early Christianity saw in sickness God's punishment and in the 4th century prohibited the use of opium as an analgesic. Charles the Great renewed the ban in 810. Opium was seen as Satan's activity.

The extraordinary significance of the discovery of opium for humans is well understood. For the first time in medical healing, medical interventions have become bearable.

 


 

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