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Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516.
e Artist : painter
The Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel) (detail).
Garden of Delights.
g Ca. 1500.
b 220 x 195 cm.
c Oil on panel.
Various attempts have been made to relate these fantasies to the realities of his own day. For instance, some of the sexually related visions have been related to the creed of the Adamites, a hereticel sect of the day advocating, at least in theory, sexual freedom like that in Eden. But the most promising line has been to recognize many of them as illustrations of proverbs. This approach also provides a link between these fantasies and Bosch's other work, such as the Cure of Folly or Haywain, and between Bosch's later work and Bruegel's in the middle of the sixteenth century: though without Bosch's satanic profusion, Bruegel also made illustrations of proverbs in this way.
Style: Netherlandish Northern Renaissance.
School: Northern Renaissance.
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup-lower right with dancers under the owl and self portrait