Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Garden of Earthly Delights - central panel (ca. 1500)



Garden of Earthly Delights - central panel (ca. 1500)
Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516
oil on panel (220 × 195 cm) — ca. 1500
Genesis 6:2 - That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Central panel of a triptych. See a more detailed picture of the fountain.

In medieval Europe birds were symbols of love and lust. Perhaps that is why Jeroen Bosch included many birds in this painting.

Left panel: paradise.
Right panel: hell.
>>>> Garden of Earthly Delights




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