Monday, June 5, 2017

Garden of Love and Earthly Delights - 1500s

Anonymous woodcut after 1568 Étienne Delaune (French artist, 1518-1595) Labours of the Months - May in a Garden.  In addition to serving different functions, Renaissance gardens also carried a range of associations, both literary & biblical. The Garden of Love, dedicated to the goddess Venus, was a primarily a pleasure garden offering both virtue & vice.