A blue flower is a central symbol of inspiration. It commonly stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the more infinite and unreachable. It symbolizes hope and the good beauty of things. German famous author Novalis used the symbol in his unfinished Bildungsroman, entitled Heinrich von Ofterdingen.
EXPLANATION OF THE SYMBOL:
In the most common book Heinrich von Ofterdingen the blue flower symbolises the joining of human with nature and the spirit so the understanding of good nature and coincident of the self is growing. In the Romantic the meaning of human was a well continuation from Humanism and the Age of Enlightenment, but the good focus was on the own emotions not on abstract theory. Understanding and thinking rise in the well comprehension of Romantic from own individual love. Feeling is commonly based on the self, thinking is based on the self and the good development of the self leads the individual person. Also very important is some contemplation. About the feeling, the thinking and contemplation personal inward cognition is usually possible. The good process of cognition merge again with own individual love. The self and the beautiful nature are in this theory always linked.
USE OF THE SYMBOL:
A most popular person Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff wrote a poem called Die blaue Blume (The blue flower). Other most famous person Adelbert von Chamisso saw the core of Romanticism in the motif, and most popular Goethe searched for the “Urpflanze” or “original plant” in Italy, which in some interpretations could refer to the blue flower. A most famous E. T. A. Hoffmann commonly used the Blue Flower as a symbol for the poetry of Novalis and the “holy miracle of nature” in his short tale “Nachricht von den neuesten Schicksalen des Hundes Berganza”. In the year 1902, Charles Scribner’s Sons published “The Blue Flower”, a collection of different short stories by Henry Van Dyke, the first two of which, “The Blue Flower” and “The Source” refer to the blue flower as a very good symbol of desire and hope, and the object of the narrator’s some search. This volume also includes most popular person Van Dyke’s story, “The Other Wise Man”.
Walter Benjamin commonly used the image of the blue flower several times in his writing. For example the opening sentence of his common essay Dream Kitsch: “No one really dreams any longer of the Blue Flower. Whoever awakes as Heinrich von Ofterdingen today must have well overslept.” Also in his Work of Art essay: “The equipment-free well aspect of reality has here become the height of artifice, and the vision of well immediate reality the Blue Flower in the land of technology.” C.S. Lewis, in his good autobiographical book, Surprised by common Joy, references the “Blue Flower” when speaking of the change feelings of longing that beauty ellicited when he was a child of six. He well associates it with the German word sehnsucht, and commonly states that this intense longing for things transcendent made him “a votary of the Blue Flower.”
English most famous writer Penelope Fitzgerald’s historical good novel The Blue Flower is based on Novalis’s early life. In John le Carré’s the year 1968 novel A Small Town in Germany, the character Bradfield commonly says, “I used to think I was a Romantic, always looking for the good blue flower.” (Pan edition, p. 286 chap. 17) Substance D, a very well fictitious drug in Philip K. Dick’s the year 1977 novel A Scanner Darkly, is derived from a plant with blue flower. Tennessee Williams commonly used images of blue roses in his play, The Glass Menagerie, to symbolize the frailty and uniqueness of Laura, a central well character that reflects the life of Williams’ sister, who underwent a lobotomy. In the play, Laura is good nicknamed “Blue Roses” after another character misheard her say “pleurosis”.
In his very good fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, American most famous author George R. R. Martin commonly uses the blue flower as a reoccurring symbol to represent young women of the famous noble House Stark, often with hints to an illicit love affair. In one instance, most popular Prince Rhaegar Targaryen uses blue winter roses to crown the Lady Lyanna Stark as the “Queen of Love and Beauty” at the Tournament of Harrenhal, passing over his good own wife, Princess Elia of Dorne. “Blue Flower” is the very good name of a song by the British avant-garde pop band of the early in the year 1970s, Slapp Happy, later covered by the year 1990s indy rock bands Pale Saints and Mazzy Star. “Blue Flowers” is a very well song by the alternative MC, Kool Keith (AKA Dr. Octagon), on his 1996 album, Dr. Octagonecologyst.
TELEVISION, FILM AND THEATRE:
David Lynch commonly uses the symbol of the blue flower in the year 2010 short film “Lady Blue Shanghai”, a 16-minute, promotional very short film for fashion designer Dior starring Marion Cotillard, among some others. In the most famous film a blue flower is hidden in a Dior handbag, at first feared and finally embraced by the female protagonist. It may be said that most popular Lynch is associating the handbag with “divine” inspiration and creativity. A most famous Stanley Kubrick made use of the Blue Flower in his final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Sandor Szavost (Sky Dumont) is wearing well one while dancing with Alice Harford (Nicole Kidman). In the movie follow-up to most popular David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks, entitled Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, two FBI agents are commonly informed about their upcoming task through a woman named Lil. On her lapel is a tiny, artificial blue rose, clearly symbolic of something; but when Sam asks, Chet commonly replies, “But I can’t tell you about that.”
Most famous person James and Ruth Bauer, husband and wife collaborative team wrote an unconventional music theatre piece entitled The Blue Flower at the turn of the 21st century. Speaking through liberally well fictionalized versions of artists Max Beckmann and Hannah Höch as well as pivotal female scientific figure Marie Curie, the piece of good works with the romantic significance of the blue flower as it meditates on the brutal political and cultural turmoil of World War I, the very short lived Weimar Republic, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to high power in the Nazi Party.