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17C Spring by Wenceslaus Hollar Spring

15 days ago   |   By It's About Time

Wenceslaus Hollar Spring Allegorical characters, such as "Spring" above, in stories & in art are often located in garden settings, frequently in or near walled gardens such as the one depicted here. The locus amoenus was one of the traditional locations of epic & chivalric literature. As a literary genre of high culture, romance or chivalric romance is a type of prose & verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of Medieval & Early Modern Europe. Locus amoenus is a literary term which generally refering to an idealized place of safety or comfort, usually a beautiful...
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