Monday, May 22, 2017

Garden of Earthly Delights - Creation


Garden of Earthly Delights - Creation
Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516
oil on panel (220 × 195 cm) — 1480/90 of ca. 1500
Genesis 1:10 - And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

The triptych with wings closed. The triptych never leaves the Prado museum for any exposition.

The panels show heaven as a large sphere, containing the flat earth. In the top left flies God.

The texts are from the Book of Psalms, 33:9 and 148:5:
"Ipse dixit et facta sunt." (He spoke and it was there.)
"Ipse mandavit et creata sunt" (He commanded and they were created.)

Left panel: paradise.
Central panel: the Garden of Earthly Delights.
Right panel: Hell.
>>>>> Creation

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