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Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516.
e Oil on panel.
The Garden of Earthly Delights : Paradise (left wing) (detail).
The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden).
b 220 x 195 cm
c Oil on panel.
Design Date: Ca. 1500.
This painting was probably made for the private enjoyment of a noble family. It is named for the luscious garden in the central panel, which is filled with cavorting nudes and giant birds and fruit. The triptych depicts the history of the world and the progression of sin. Beginning on the outside shutters with the creation of the world, the story progresses from Adam and Eve and original sin on the left panel to the torments of hell, a dark, icy, yet fiery nightmarish vision, on the right. The Garden of Delights in the center illustrates a world deeply engaged in sinful pleasures.
Style: Netherlandish Northern Renaissance.
School: Northern Renaissance.
Spain, Madrid, Prado. ID=SMP
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
g Closeup-left panel: Adam and Eve, God the Father and birds.