Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel) Garden of Delights

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The picture shows the Garden of Delights. The enigmatic and strange fantasies that people the work of Bosch earned him enormous fame even in his own lifetime, and his creations were widely imitated. But nothing either in his own or in his contemporaries' work equals the invention of the Garden of Earthly Delights triptych, justly his most famous painting. These may be illustrations of proverbs: for instance, the pair of lovers in the glass bubble would recall the proverb 'Pleasure is as fragile as glass'. This approach also provides a link between these fantasies.

Keywords

Madrid, Spain, Antwerp, Belgium, Style: Netherlandish Northern Renaissance, School: Northern Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Dutch, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Netherlandish Northern Renaissance; School: Northern Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Dutch; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Madrid, Spain; Antwerp, Belgium

Time Period

Ca. 1500

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF0106A

The Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel) Garden of Delights

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