On the website of Open Culture
I was delighted to find this entry from February 8, 2016
Take a Virtual Tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s Bewildering Masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights
because it complements perfectly the category of
of this blog and adds additional insights into the extensive research already presented here.
Art historians have argued about the meaning of The Garden of Earthly Delights--Hieronymus Bosch’s enormously sized, lavishly detailed, and compellingly grotesque late 14th- or early 15th-century triptych—more or less since the painter’s death. What does it really say about the appearance and fall of man on Earth that it seems to depict? How seriously or ironically does it say it? Does it offer us a warning against temptation, or a celebration of temptation? Does it take a religious or anti-religious stance? And what’s with all those creepy animals and bizarre pseudo-sex acts? “In spite of all the ingenious, erudite and in part extremely useful research devoted to the task,” said scholar Erwin Panofsky, “I cannot help feeling that the real secret of his magnificent nightmares and daydreams has still to be disclosed.”
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The Open Culture article also links to an incredible
“interactive documentary” of The Garden of Early Delights
the various parts of the painting are explained when you click the description icons as you zoom into the details.
Of course this here blog entry is the short version, and you should really visit the original source for more insights.
Below, find this excellent trailer from Pieter van Huystee Film on Vimeo:
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