Guest article by Samantha K. Cohen It is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Of course this was said long after Gloriana left the stage for as everybody knows Cynthia, goddess of the moon adored pearls. Pearls, because of their shimmering beauty, are linked to the moon. They represent purity, virginity, and femininity all of which Elizabeth I put great store in.
Symbolism in Elizabeth's portraits has been there all along, but some of us have chosen not to see it until now. It wasn't until I recently watched a documentary that talked about the symbolism in Elizabeth's "Rainbow" portrait that I started looking for them. In this article I will cover three portraits with obvious symbols. If you happen to find more portraits with symbols please feel free to share with me! Elizabeth "Rainbow" Portrait Elizabeth had lots of [More]