Valeriy Kondratuk is an award-winning Russian painter. His artworks transcends beyond Russia to the entire European space. His still-life painting of a basket of roses in different colors in its full bloom is sensational. It also has a breathtaking view.
At a glance, the viewer can identify the yellow, red and pink roses. It is common knowledge that roses symbolize love. However, Kondratuk has depicted three kinds with colors and each has specific symbolism. For instance, the red roses are a signification of passion and sacrifice. The yellow roses denote wisdom and joy and the pink roses connotes gratitude and peace.
Kondratuk in this painting brought together all these concepts in one painting. The baseline idea is to preach the greatest gift of mankind, the concept of love, passion, sacrifice, wisdom, joy, gratitude, and peace with paint. All combined in one basket and showcased in one painting.