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Thorns Collection

"Embracing the Thorn: A Journey through Art, Nature, and Faith" In this captivating collection of images

Background imageThorns Collection: Jesus (Max Portrait)

Jesus (Max Portrait)
JESUS OF NAZARETH wearing the crown of thorns placed on his head by the Roman soldiers

Background imageThorns Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
An unsuccessful princely suitor tries to fight his way through the thicket of thorns surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slumbers

Background imageThorns Collection: Paris, France - La Sainte Chapelle

Paris, France - La Sainte Chapelle. Date: 19th century

Background imageThorns Collection: The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk

The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk
3469071 The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c.1500 (wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts) by Netherlandish School (16th century)

Background imageThorns Collection: Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Immature male hunting in thorn bush above deHoop Vlei

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Immature male hunting in thorn bush above deHoop Vlei, Western Cape, South Africa, December

Background imageThorns Collection: The Crown of Thorns

The Crown of Thorns
Jesus is given a crown of thorns by the mocking Roman soldiers

Background imageThorns Collection: St. Cecily, c. 1904 (oil on canvas)

St. Cecily, c. 1904 (oil on canvas)
WH75216 St. Cecily, c.1904 (oil on canvas) by Frampton, Edward Reginald (1872-1923); 116x128 cm; Private Collection; Photo eWhitford & Hughes, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageThorns Collection: Newmarket CB8 8 Map

Newmarket CB8 8 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Newmarket CB8 8

Background imageThorns Collection: Agave on the Bright Angel trail, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Agave on the Bright Angel trail, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageThorns Collection: Acacia tree, Ashar Valley, Al-Ula, Medina Province, Saudi Arabia

Acacia tree, Ashar Valley, Al-Ula, Medina Province, Saudi Arabia

Background imageThorns Collection: Acacia tree, Ashar Valley, Al-Ula, Medina Province, Saudi Arabia

Acacia tree, Ashar Valley, Al-Ula, Medina Province, Saudi Arabia

Background imageThorns Collection: In the Snow, Victorian card

In the Snow, Victorian card
BAL10168 In the Snow, Victorian card; Private Collection

Background imageThorns Collection: Cactus black and white

Cactus black and white
Pictufy Studio III

Background imageThorns Collection: Craig Jewell Photography

Craig Jewell Photography
Australian Views Photographers: Craig Jewell Photography

Background imageThorns Collection: Thorns

Thorns
Kovács Levente

Background imageThorns Collection: Red Tailed Shrike!

Red Tailed Shrike!
Sina Pezeshki

Background imageThorns Collection: Beware... hot!

Beware... hot!
Wieteke de Kogel

Background imageThorns Collection: Les Exercices de dévotion de M. Henri Roch, 1882. Creator: Félicien Rops

Les Exercices de dévotion de M. Henri Roch, 1882. Creator: Félicien Rops
Les Exercices de devotion de M. Henri Roch, 1882. From Les Exercices de devotion de M. Henri Roch avec Mme. la duchesse de Condor, frontispiece

Background imageThorns Collection: Gallic Rose (Rosa gallica L. Versicolor'), c.1686-c.1692. Creator: Pieter Withoos

Gallic Rose (Rosa gallica L. Versicolor'), c.1686-c.1692. Creator: Pieter Withoos
Gallic Rose (Rosa gallica L. Versicolor'), c.1686-c.1692. Variegated

Background imageThorns Collection: Flowering plant, 1748-1824. Creator: Jacob van Eynden

Flowering plant, 1748-1824. Creator: Jacob van Eynden
Flowering plant, 1748-1824

Background imageThorns Collection: Floral Still Life, c.1800-c.1825. Creator: Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os

Floral Still Life, c.1800-c.1825. Creator: Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os
Floral Still Life, c.1800-c.1825. Georgius van Os painted his flowers in bright colours, with crisp contours and little attention to light and shade, entirely in keeping with the taste of his time

Background imageThorns Collection: Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620. Creator: Hendrick ter Brugghen

Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620. Creator: Hendrick ter Brugghen
Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620

Background imageThorns Collection: Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513. Creator: Albrecht Altdorfer

Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513. Creator: Albrecht Altdorfer
Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513

Background imageThorns Collection: Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513. Creator: Albrecht Altdorfer

Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513. Creator: Albrecht Altdorfer
Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1513

Background imageThorns Collection: Crown of thorns, Euphorbia milii var. splendens

Crown of thorns, Euphorbia milii var. splendens
Crown of thorns, Christ plant or Christ thorn, Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Spendid euphorbia, Euphorbia splendens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a botanical illustration by Mrs

Background imageThorns Collection: cactus isolated on white background

cactus isolated on white background

Background imageThorns Collection: Caatinga tree. Note thorns. Drought resistant species, storing water in swollen trunk

Caatinga tree. Note thorns. Drought resistant species, storing water in swollen trunk. Bahia State, NE Brazil. South America. Threatened Habitat

Background imageThorns Collection: USA, Arizona, Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Close up of Saguaro cactus

USA, Arizona, Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Close up of Saguaro cactus

Background imageThorns Collection: Central America, Mexico, Baja, Baja California, Sur, Catavina sunset

Central America, Mexico, Baja, Baja California, Sur, Catavina sunset

Background imageThorns Collection: Don't touch me

Don't touch me
Gilbert Claes

Background imageThorns Collection: Whinchat

Whinchat
Shlomo Waldmann

Background imageThorns Collection: Jesus Christ crowned with thorns - Bible, New Testament, 19th century (print)

Jesus Christ crowned with thorns - Bible, New Testament, 19th century (print)
3784288 Jesus Christ crowned with thorns - Bible, New Testament, 19th century (print); (add.info.: Jesus Christ crowned with thorns. Caption reads: Ecce Homo / Behold The Man)

Background imageThorns Collection: Chronicles of a Post-Apocalyptic World

Chronicles of a Post-Apocalyptic World
Manu Allicot

Background imageThorns Collection: Bloody Thorns

Bloody Thorns
Mystic Number

Background imageThorns Collection: Pink Desert Bloom

Pink Desert Bloom
Shot by Clint

Background imageThorns Collection: Triptych of the Descent. Descent from the Cross by Matsys

Triptych of the Descent. Descent from the Cross by Matsys
Quentin Matsys (circa 1466-1530). Flemish painter. Triptych of the Descent. Descent from the Cross. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageThorns Collection: Christ on the Cross, ca. 1640, by Alonso Cano (1601-1667)

Christ on the Cross, ca. 1640, by Alonso Cano (1601-1667)
Alonso Cano (1601-1667). Spanish painter. Christ on the Cross, ca.1640. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageThorns Collection: The mockery of the people and soldiers to Jesus. Colored eng

The mockery of the people and soldiers to Jesus. Colored eng
Luke 23. The mockery of the people and soldiers to Jesus. Colored engraving

Background imageThorns Collection: 2324767

2324767

Background imageThorns Collection: Ms. New Coll 380, f40r. The antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Carlisle

Ms. New Coll 380, f40r. The antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Carlisle, drawn by Robert Carlile
833749 Ms. New Coll 380, f40r. The antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Carlisle, drawn by Robert Carlile, 1795 (pen & ink and w/c on paper) by Carlile

Background imageThorns Collection: Rajhrad Altarpiece, c. 1420 (tempera on panel)

Rajhrad Altarpiece, c. 1420 (tempera on panel)
XIR392247 Rajhrad Altarpiece, c.1420 (tempera on panel) by Master of Raigern, (fl.1400-33); 1011 x 1412 cm; Narodni Galerie, Prague

Background imageThorns Collection: Boy with a Thorn ('Spinario'), 3rd - 1st Century BC (bronze)

Boy with a Thorn ("Spinario"), 3rd - 1st Century BC (bronze)
1630014 Boy with a Thorn (" Spinario" ), 3rd - 1st Century BC (bronze) by Greek, (3rd-1st century BC); Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Rome)

Background imageThorns Collection: Wild Hysteria (Common Frenzy. ), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir

Wild Hysteria (Common Frenzy. ), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir, 1930-48 (ink on paper)
HIG294461 Wild Hysteria (Common Frenzy.), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir, 1930-48 (ink on paper) by Weir, John (1907-1951); Private Collection

Background imageThorns Collection: Deadly Sunshade (Parasolia Spikeii. ), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir

Deadly Sunshade (Parasolia Spikeii. ), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir, 1930-48 (ink on paper)
HIG294473 Deadly Sunshade (Parasolia Spikeii.), illustration from The Bogus Book of Botany by John Weir, 1930-48 (ink on paper) by Weir, John (1907-1951); Private Collection

Background imageThorns Collection: Pieta (panel)

Pieta (panel)
AII80312 Pieta (panel) by Italian School, (15th century); Galleria dell Accademia & Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageThorns Collection: The Platonic Lament, illustration from Salome by Oscar Wilde, 1894 (litho)

The Platonic Lament, illustration from Salome by Oscar Wilde, 1894 (litho)
DGC288114 The Platonic Lament, illustration from Salome by Oscar Wilde, 1894 (litho) by Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-98); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThorns Collection: The return of Tannhauser to the Venusberg, from The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, 1895 (litho)

The return of Tannhauser to the Venusberg, from The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, 1895 (litho)
DGC288102 The return of Tannhauser to the Venusberg, from The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, 1895 (litho) by Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-98); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThorns Collection: Close-up of a prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) showing thorns in Andalusia, Spain

Close-up of a prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) showing thorns in Andalusia, Spain



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"Embracing the Thorn: A Journey through Art, Nature, and Faith" In this captivating collection of images, we are reminded of the profound symbolism and significance that thorns hold in various aspects of our lives. From religious iconography to enchanting fairy tales, from dangerous encounters with wildlife to breathtaking landscapes, these diverse glimpses into the world invite us to reflect on their deeper meanings. We begin our exploration with Max Portrait's depiction of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. This powerful image serves as a reminder of sacrifice and redemption, evoking emotions that have resonated throughout history. Similarly, Arthur Rackham's illustration from "Sleeping Beauty" transports us to a realm where beauty is guarded by an impenetrable wall – a metaphor for obstacles we must overcome on our own journeys. Moving beyond artistry, we encounter nature's intricate tapestry interwoven with thorny elements. The woolen masterpiece titled "The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle" showcases how even mythical creatures can fall prey to sharp spines amidst lush vegetation. Meanwhile, high above deHoop Vlei in South Africa lies a Boomslang snake hunting within a protective fortress formed by thorn bushes – reminding us that survival often demands adaptation. Our journey takes us next to La Sainte Chapelle in Paris where stained glass windows depict scenes from biblical narratives intertwined with motifs like roses entangled in prickly vines; here again, thorns symbolize both pain and divine love. Staying within the realm of faith-inspired artistry, St. Cecily immortalizes her devotion through delicate brushstrokes capturing her serene countenance framed by garlands adorned with tiny roses bearing hidden pricks.