Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fluer de lis: the reshaping of an image

Is the topic to broad?

In trying to refine my topic I have come up with a few questions to guide my research.
The questions I would like to answer:
What makes the image of the fleur de lis so successful?
How does it lend itself to so many sources without weakening its strength or impact?
Why do we never tire of seeing this image or fail to notice its existence?
Does the appearance of the fluer de lis have any possible connections with how the image was represented under Louis XIV reign?

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure if you asked the average American that we wouldn't even associate the image with Louis XIV. More than likely they'd tell you it was from one of the other organizations you've pointed out in your previous posts. But I know that for myself it represents something regal, something fluid yet strong. I can't really explain it. And being able to explain it is going to be the most difficult part of this project (in my opinion). Because ultimately it comes down to the view of the individual. I'd be interested in the history behind WHY that particular shape was chosen... do you know?