Andrii Zhukov. Pomegranate birds. 80×60 cm. Oil on canvas. 2022.
Even the ancient peoples gave the pomegranate fruit a special meaning.
First and foremost, and almost everywhere, the pomegranate was a symbol of life.
And in addition, the pomegranate is a symbol of wealth, fertility, abundance, power, and matrimony.
Ancient Greek myths say that the goddess Aphrodite planted the first pomegranate.
Also, the pomegranate was an attribute of the goddesses Hera, Demeter, Persephone.
In the Christian tradition, the pomegranate has become a symbol of rebirth.
The pomegranate fruit as a symbol can be seen in the paintings of many famous artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
‘Pomegranate birds’ is a very symbolic and life-affirming still life.
Little red birds, almost the colour of pomegranates, are celebrating life.