From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Courtly love was a medieval European conception of nobly and chivalrously expressing love and admiration. Generally, courtly love was secret and between members of the nobility. It was also generally not practiced between husband and wife.]

Courtly love began in the ducal and princely courts of Aquitaine, Provence, Champagne and ducal Burgundy, at the end of the eleventh century. In essence, courtly love was an experience between erotic desire and spiritual attainment that now seems contradictory, “a love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent”.

The term “courtly love” was first popularized by Gaston Paris in 1883, and has since come under a wide variety of definitions and uses, even being dismissed as nineteenth-century romantic fiction. Its interpretation, origins and influences continue to be a matter of critical debate.
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I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 2 years ago

    ALL OF THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL MY BIG MOUTH IS STILL OPENED, WITH LOOKING AND READING, ALL MY LOVE NORMAJE

  • AWWW…NORMA-JEAN THANK YOU TRULY FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMPLIMENT HON!!

    – Tammera

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    very pretty scene Tammera xx

  • THANX EVER SO MUCH LYNN!!

    – Tammera

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • THANX SO MUCH HON…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 2 years ago

    awesome image

  • THANK YOU KINDLY ANTANAS!!

    – Tammera

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    VERY VERY VERY LOVELY!!!

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY DEAR GUENDALYN FOR YOUR VISIT!!

    – Tammera

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Love this, so very beautiful. Billiant work Tammera.

  • THANX KINDLY DEAR RALPH!!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 2 years ago

    what an amazing scene fabulous image and work Tammera love it lee

  • THANK YOU KINDLY LEONIE…;-D

    – Tammera

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...over 2 years ago

    Stayed here a while in this enchanting world..beautiful work dear Tammera:)

  • AWWW…THANX EVER SO MUCH AGAIN MY DEAR!!….;-D

    – Tammera

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