Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Garden of Earthly Delights : Hell (right wing) (detail) Garden of Delights : Hell

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Several huge musical instruments figure prominently in Bosch's conception of hell. Their relationship to each other bears strongly fanciful elements, and they have been adapted in form. What is more, the use of these instruments is wholly fantastic. There is a human figure stretched across the strings of a harp; another writhes around the neck of a flute, intertwined with a snake; a third peers out of a drum equipped with bird-like feet, the next one plays triangle while reaching out from a hurdy-gurdy, and even the smoking trumpet displays an outstretched human arm.

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

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF0108B

Garden of Earthly Delights : Hell (right wing) (detail) Garden of Delights : Hell

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