Monday, May 17, 2021

17C Myth - Goddess Flora - Symbol of Spring by Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688)

Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) The Month of May. Joachim von Sandrart was a German Baroque art-historian & painter, active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age. Actually he is most well known for his collection of biographies of Dutch & German artists the Teutsche Academie, published between 1675 & 1680.

May Day, usually the 1st of May, celebrates the onset of summer, the height of Spring, &  The ancient European festival of spring, Beltane, features a goddess which manifests as the May Queen & the goddess Flora. Spring & Summer are the perfect time to celebrate the rebirth of Earth's Beauty & Bounty.  Flowers gave beauty & inspiration to mankind's basic struggle to live & to populate & to protect his home-base, The Earth.  Holding on to The Sweet Divine - The Lord God took man & put him in the Garden of Eden to work it & to keep it...Genesis 2:15.