The Hortus was the name given to the central garden within a Roman home. A place to enjoy the notion of 'Otium'! A latin abstract term with a number of meanings, including: time at home, resting, contemplation and academic endeavours. It can have intellectual and virtuous implications. Activities that were considered in the Roman world, to be artistically valuable...and above all enlightening!
44 w x 35.5 h cm (58 x 49 cm Framed) Oil and encaustic wax on board in antique frame.