Original floral paintings are valuable, decorative, and represent the absolute beauty of nature. Even if you don't have one in your home, it's very likely that you still know a few people who do! They are the ultimate form of decorative art, simply because people from all cultures appreciate the radiance of flowers. Throughout history they have played many roles, from religious symbolism to emotional representations, and they have had a significant impact on decorative art. These oil paintings give off so much energy that it's almost impossible to ignore, and they can really liven up a room! They are known to have many different meanings. For example, the purple lilac symbolizes “the first emotions of love”, and the Amaryllis represents pride. An artist can create a large floral oil painting to depict a certain emotion, which can either brighten up or darken the mood of the area that it is located. Flowers became extremely popular in the United States and Victorian England around the 19th century, and there was a large amount of paintings created during this time. The most famous ones contain a symbolic message, or were the result of creative artists who were trying new painting techniques and new floral art styles.