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16C Spring Allegories - Hunting & Fishing
Sebastian Vrancx (Flemish artist, 1573-1647) Allegory of the Seasons Spring

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17C Spring Flora - Jan Brueghel II, (1601-1678) & Abraham Govaerts (1581-1642)
Jan Brueghel II, (1601-1678) and Abraham Govaerts (1581-1642) Flora Seated in a Wooded Landscape Surrounded by Flowers Here, Flora, the ancient Italian goddess of flowers, is draped in luxurious cream & scarlet robes & contrasting with the blue landscape be...

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Madonna from the 800s
800s Madonna and Child Book of Kells folio 7v  Trinity College, Dublin In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a...

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1616 The Seasons - Allegories by Jan Brueghel the Elder 1568-1625 & Hendrick van Balen 1575-1632
Jan Brueghel the Elder 1568-1625 & Hendrick van Balen 1575-1632 Spring , 1616 As in these paintings, allegorical characters in stories & in art of this period were often located in garden settings. The locus amoenus was one of the traditional locations of e...

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1536 Spring & The Elements Allegories by Jan Brueghel the Younger 1601-1678 Frans Francken the Younger 1581-1642
1636 Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1601-1678) Frans Francken the Younger (Flemish, 1581-1642) A remote Landscape Setting with Allegories of the Four Elements Here 4 seated women representing water, air, earth, & fire are surrounded by a lush landscape....

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17C Female Personification of Spring
Anonymous Artist - Spring with Flowers & a Garden in the Background. Madrid, Museo del Prado. 1601-1650 This year Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20th. Spring & "springtime" refer to the ecological, environmental season, and also to ideas ...
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