Independent Research

Starting with Ysengrimus


Ysengrimus
the wolf, 70x100cm, oil on canvas
the crow, 60x60cm, oil on canvas
the crow, 60x60cm, oil on canvas

Ysengrimus is a Latin anthropomorphic series of fables written in 1148 or 1149, it is presumed by the poet Nivardus. Its chief character is Ysengrimus the Wolf, and it describes how his various schemes are overcome by the trickster, Reynardus the Fox.
I would like to begin an investigation into the reasons for and the importance behind the ‘heroic figure’ in Medieval literature, right up until another significant trickster figure, Ulenspiegel.

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