Meaning Behind Tree Paintings

Trees have an ancient history, with people throughout time attributing mystical and spiritual properties to them. This is because trees are so closely tied to the creation of the universe. The roots represent the underworld, where all living things are born from death.

The tree is also a powerful symbol for many cultures. In Asia, the Sacred Fig Tree has been venerated since the beginnings of Buddhism. In Christianity, it can be a symbol of new life and growth or a marker of death and decay.

Trees play an important role in many cultures around the world. They serve as a mediator between the natural and spiritual realms, they are a link to the religious realm, and they represent deities or ancestors. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a tree that is central to understanding life and death. In most cultures, trees have deep roots in folklore and spirituality.

Trees are a crucial part of the natural world, helping to make our planet liveable for humans. 

Trees can be a symbol of life, stability and longevity. They represent harmony, fertility and the promise of a better future. The colours that are used in decorating trees can evoke a feeling or an emotion.

An example of this is Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossoms” or “Pink Peach Tree art” feature somewhat pastel pinks and drab blues, “The Red Tree” and “Gray Tree” by Piet Mondrian feature a different aesthetic altogether with contrasting hues.

Van Gogh’s works are driven by emotion, while Mondrian’s are driven by his need to create compositions that are purely geometric.

Tree artwork can be a unique and calming feature for any home or business. It is reputed to bring peace and tranquility to any environment. Trees are also symbols of growth, life, and hope. There are three types of trees that are most commonly used in artwork: the Oak, the Maple, and the Birch.

Haydn Porter is an Australian artist that paints trees in a very special way. He does this by portraying various colours through the empty branches of the tree, as if they were filling up. In this sense, he is mimicking nature by showing the growth and change throughout the seasons. Haydn does not have a set plan on what to paint, but instead he lets himself be inspired by his surroundings. One of his most famous works is “Blue Trees Yellow” (Gold) Limited Edition.

Which allows you to gaze endlessly into the visual glory of the tree branches, his paintings are of such a high quality that you feel as if you are actually standing beside the trees.

You could liken Haydn Porter’s Tree collections to the most famous Tree of Life paintings, a symbol that has been used to represent knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment since the early days of human civilisation. 

The Tree of Life is found in many religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism & Islam. This ancient symbol is one of the oldest religious symbols in human history. It can be found in nearly every major religion.

Haydn paints leafless trees. ‘What does this represent?’. I asked and was touched when I received the reply. He told me that like the years of his life, he went from place to place where the trees had been stripped by winter’s cold hand.

Tree Paintings have been around for a long time and have had many different meanings attributed to them. Different cultures, different religions, and different meanings attributed to the same piece of artwork. One thing that they all have in common is that they are a reminder of life, nature, and the beauty that surrounds us every day.

To view a stunning display of Tree Paintings visit Porter Paintings.

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