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...of God'.” It was introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages and symbolized the eye of God from which nothing could escape. According to one Christian story, when Jesus was carrying the cross, Mary saw Him and began to cry. Carnations grew where her tears fell. The carnation often appears in paintings of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, in which Mary holds a carnation out to Jesus, as in this lovely painting by Raphael, ” Madonna of the Pinks,” or the painting ” Madonna of the Carnation ” by Albrecht Durer (1516)” From Carnation and Poppy Symbols in Art Suite101.com
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