Artistic Symbols of Easter and Spring

Iconic Art
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Cat Art in an Easter Basket
Although the basket has come to be regarded as a symbol of Easter, it is also a symbol of spring. The meaning or symbolism of the Easter basket extends far beyond a simple array of goodies and treats that fill a basket. Since spring is the traditional symbol for new life, rebirth and renewal, the basket has taken on the symbolism of spring as well.
framing idea for Easter Art
Easter eggs & baby chicks- Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth.
Original Lamb Paintings on Canvas
Apart from being a traditional delicacy in the Easter dinner, Easter lamb is also a part of religious symbolism. It is a prominent Easter symbol in central and eastern European countries. Easter lamb represents Jesus and relates his death to that of the lamb, sacrificed on the first Passover. Lamb has been mentioned in the seventh-century holy book of the Benedictine Monastery. Christians traditionally refer to Jesus as “the Lamb of God”. The Easter lamb, draped with the flag of victory, may be seen in pictures and images in the homes of every central and eastern European family, during the holiday season.
Bunny Art available as prints
Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth, and have long been associated with spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny. The species’ role as a prey animal also lends itself as a symbol of innocence, another Easter connotation. Additionally, rabbits are often used as symbols of playful sexuality, which also relates to the human perception of innocence, as well as its reputation as a prolific breeder.




What symbolizes spring or Easter best for you?

12 thoughts on “Artistic Symbols of Easter and Spring”

  1. Thanks Joanna! Me too! it;s great to know someone is looking at my art and likes it.

    my mother's maiden name was Haber btw– but I think her father had i changed from something else

  2. Your blog and artwork are beautiful! I would never have found your blog had you not included my Easter Gift Tags in your lovely treasury. Thank you so very much for including them! For me, this time of year is a time of renewal and new beginnings.

    Thank you again,
    Shari xo

  3. Oh Miriam I'm so glad I've stumbled upon your blog, your art is so beautiful ! What a wonderful collection of Easter items among this treasury! For me Easter is all about family 🙂 Spending time with the ones you love!

    Joanna xo


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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