Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

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

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Some art critics believe that Bosch may have painted this work as an illustration of the beliefs of a heretical sect, called the Adamites -from the nakedness of Adam- which believed in nudism and free sexual relations. In general, however, it is thought that, as is the case throughout Bosch's work, that it is a moral satire on the destiny of human nature, with a great number of symbols that still have not been satisfactorily interpreted.

Keywords

Madrid, Spain, Netherlands, 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; Netherlands

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF0106B

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

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