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Böcklin, Arnold - Heiliger Hain 1882 [Sacred Grove]

Identifier

024382

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

From 1876 to 1885 Böcklin was working in Florence, and there painted a Pietà, Ulysses and Calypso, Prometheus, and the Sacred Grove.  By this time both grief and fear for the future had taken a hold and his paintings reflect this deep sense of unease. 

The painting reflects mourning for something which has been lost almost irretrevably at this stage. A last homage to all that was divine before the flame flickers and dies.

 

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Böcklin, Arnold

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Sacred grove

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief
Overwhelming fear and terror

Commonsteps

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