Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Garden of Earthly Delights : Paradise (left wing) (detail) The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Madrid, Spain; Antwerp, Belgium

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Genre

picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF0107B

The Garden of Earthly Delights : Paradise (left wing) (detail) The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)

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