The Victorian posy is a classic form of floral art – a compact ring of flowers forming a round posy in traditional Victorian style.
Victorian posies were enjoyed by the fashionable in the mid-nineteenth century during Van Gogh's time. Floriography was popular among lovers at the time, and so lovers would often exchange posies with hidden messages between them. Furthermore, their full circle shape would symbol eternity – an expression of perfection, and timeless love.
Van Gogh Senses Victorian posies pay tribute to the classic form with an artistic twist. The posy are decorated with lots of small flowers in a natural style (some even seen in Van Gogh's paintings), and distinct, emotive colours. Each of the different types of flowers strives to represent Van Gogh's unique brush strokes, and his passion for life through those brush strokes.