Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights,1490-1510

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights,1490-1510

3/17/2021, 7:37:19 PM
Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights,1490-1510, Museo del Prado, Madrid Next several posts will be some close-ups of this masterpiece #Bosch #Bosco #Hieronymus #GardenofEarthlyDelights #Prado #Flanders #FlemishArt #Flemishpainting #Kunst #arthistory #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #Maler #Malerei #Museodelprado #artgallery #masterpiece #masters #artpiece #painting #painter #renaissance #rinascimento The Garden of Earthly Delights is the modern title given to a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. It has been housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1939. Dating from between 1490 and 1510, when Bosch was between about 40 and 60 years old, it is his best-known and most ambitious complete work. The triptych is painted in oil on oak and is formed from a square middle panel flanked by two other oak rectangular wings that close over the center as shutters. The outer wings, when folded, show a grisaille painting of the earth during the biblical narrative of Creation. The three scenes of the inner triptych are probably (but not necessarily) intended to be read chronologically from left to right. The left panel depicts God presenting Eve to Adam, the central panel is a broad panorama of socially engaged nude figures, fantastical animals, oversized fruit and hybrid stone formations. The right panel is a hellscape and portrays the torments of damnation

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