The weird world of Hieronymus Bosch

Jerome Bosch is notorious for his strange pictures. Much of his symbolism has a religious character. If you are interested in understanding his message and the times he lived in, click the link below and read my article for the South African Journal of Art History on the subject. This picture is a detail from Bosch’s Garden of earthly delights. It shows mankind in Paradise, tempted and blinded by the devil, symbolized by the owl.

HieronymusBosch detail garden earthly delights


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