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Escif – “Les Fleurs du Mal: Atropa Belladonna, 3/6” Mural in Navarra

Continuiamo a seguire il bel progetto di Escif, quasi a cadenza giornaliera l’artista spagnolo ci aggiorna circa il suo progetto Les Fleurs du Mal, una serie di spettacolari riproduzioni su alcune delle piante più letali, accompagnando alle immagini la storie ed alcune curiosità.
Dopo i bei lavori dei giorni scorsi, ecco un nuovo pezzo dipinto a Navarra in Spagna, il dipinto ritrae l’Antropa Belladonna, un particolare tipo di pianta usata come veleno, per le morte dell’imperatore Augusto per esempio, e come cosmetico, con la capacità di dilatare delle pupille degli occhi delle donne rendendole più seducenti.
Stay tuned per i prossimi aggiornamenti circa il bel progetto di Escif.

Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family Solanaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing tropane alkaloids.

It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle Ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery; the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both were rumored to have used it to murder contemporaries); and predating this, it was used to make poison-tipped arrows. The genus name “atropa” comes from Atropos, one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name “bella donna” is derived from Italian and means “beautiful woman” because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive.

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Escif – “Les Fleurs du Mal: Atropa Belladonna, 3/6” Mural in Navarra

Continuiamo a seguire il bel progetto di Escif, quasi a cadenza giornaliera l’artista spagnolo ci aggiorna circa il suo progetto Les Fleurs du Mal, una serie di spettacolari riproduzioni su alcune delle piante più letali, accompagnando alle immagini la storie ed alcune curiosità.
Dopo i bei lavori dei giorni scorsi, ecco un nuovo pezzo dipinto a Navarra in Spagna, il dipinto ritrae l’Antropa Belladonna, un particolare tipo di pianta usata come veleno, per le morte dell’imperatore Augusto per esempio, e come cosmetico, con la capacità di dilatare delle pupille degli occhi delle donne rendendole più seducenti.
Stay tuned per i prossimi aggiornamenti circa il bel progetto di Escif.

Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the family Solanaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing tropane alkaloids.

It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle Ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery; the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both were rumored to have used it to murder contemporaries); and predating this, it was used to make poison-tipped arrows. The genus name “atropa” comes from Atropos, one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name “bella donna” is derived from Italian and means “beautiful woman” because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive.

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