Myth - before an authoritarian diety & skeptical science. “One cannot predict the next mythology any more than one can predict tonight’s dream; for a mythology is not...from the brain, but...from the heart.” Joseph J Campbell (1904–87) studied mythology & religion.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
18C Allegories of Spring - Love & Bird Nests
1785 Probably published in Britain. Here a young man is handing a birds' nest to a young woman. He has one hand on her shoulder as she accepts the nest. She is collecting spring flowers in her apron. The couple is passing by another woman kneeling beside a basket of flowers and hold up a garland for the couple to see. Men are sowing grain in fields in the background to left.