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Hortus Conclusus.

Fine art print.

A4. 8.3 x 11.7 inches

All prints are signed by the artist

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Hortus Conclusus.

Fine art print.

A4. 8.3 x 11.7 inches

All prints are signed by the artist

“Hortus Conclusus,” Latin for “enclosed garden,” is a concept that has been prevalent in many cultures throughout history. This term refers to a secluded and protected garden, often used as a metaphor for virginity or purity. In medieval Europe, hortus conclusus gardens were seen as symbols of Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus, who was often depicted within a walled garden in religious art. These gardens were also commonly featured in literature and poetry, representing a place of peace and spiritual refuge.

The hortus conclusus was not only a physical garden, but also a symbol of the spiritual and emotional boundaries that people sought to maintain in their lives. It served as a reminder of the importance of protecting oneself from negative influences and temptations, and of maintaining a sense of inner purity and virtue. In this sense, the enclosed garden was a powerful metaphor for the human desire for solace and serenity in a world filled with turmoil and uncertainty.

Today, the concept of the hortus conclusus continues to resonate with many people as a reminder of the importance of creating boundaries and safe spaces in our lives. While physical gardens may not be as common as they once were, the idea of cultivating inner peace and maintaining emotional boundaries remains as relevant as ever. In a world filled with distractions and challenges, the hortus conclusus serves as a powerful symbol of the human need for sanctuary and protection in both a physical and spiritual sense.

 

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