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Boccaccio, Decamerone

by Arkady Pugachevsky

99×90 mm, X6/4, 1993, op. # 34
owner (customer): W. Meulemans

Boccaccio: Decamerone; monk and woman

The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from The Decameron (See Literary sources and influence of the Decameron below).