Description Narcissus (daffodil) is a perennial spring flower of the amaryllis family. Narcissus are native to meadows and woods in southern Europe, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula. Prior to the tenth century, wild and cultivated plants were naturalized extensively in the Far East. Several common names including daffodil, narcissus and jonquil are used to describe most members of this genus. Narcissus were well known in ancient civilization for their medicinal qualities; however, their ornamental attributes continue to make them a popular attraction in the garden and as a potted plant that blooms in the home each spring. Although the exact origin of the name Narcissus is unknown, it is linked to the Greek word for 'intoxicated,' (narcotic). In Greek mythology Narcissus was an extremely handsome young man who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. The goddess of revenge, Nemesis, cursed him because he broke so many hearts. Nemesis curse caused him to fall in love with his own reflection. Eventually, Narcissus drowned in the water, and turned into a flower that bears his name, Narcissus. White Daffodil and Rock, is a hand-painted digital image created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 12/24/2020.
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About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
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