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Eye Candy for Today: Bosch’s vision of Hell

Hell (Right panel of triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights); Hieronymus Bosch
Hell (Right panel of tryptich, The Garden of Earthly Delights); Hieronymus Bosch

Link is to downloadable file on Wikipedia, which also has a page devoted to the entire work. Original is in the Museo del Prado, but they don’t offer a high resolution version on their site.

There is a high-resolution file of the entire triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights on Wikimedia Commons, but be aware that the main file is over 300mb. The image is also offered divided into a series of smaller high-resolution tiles.

Paintings like this were meant to strike fear into the minds of those who viewed them, showing the horrors of eternal damnation that would inevitably follow their unwise choices.

Hell, Wikimedia


10 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Bosch’s vision of Hell”

  1. Steven T. Johanneson Avatar
    Steven T. Johanneson

    Unwise choices … such as those made yesterday.

    1. Thanks, Steven. Yes.

  2. Eric Joye Avatar

    Bosch… one of the greatest. Born not far from where I live.
    Yes Charley, unwise choices have consequences.
    Let’s make art.
    Courage and all the best – Eric

  3. Well Charley, I’m a great fan of Bosch even if he does leave me a little disturbed!
    I don’t think Eye Candy is quite the right description but I love your posts and come across many artists I’ve not known before.
    Thank you

    1. Thanks, Mary. Some candy is very sour.

  4. He really is remarkable. Only 25 left-over of his paintings are. His nickname was ‘de duivelmaker’ – maker of the devil. His real name is Jheronimus van Aken. What happened during the centuries to the rest of his paintings? As a child in 1463 he witnessed a huge fire that burnt down 4000 houses.
    Thank you, Charley!

  5. Hit me right where I live. Nice post Charley.

    1. If that’s where you live, that explains a few things (grin).