Ceramic flower vase with the central panel from Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earth painting on all sides. The central panel of the three panel triptych painting illustrates an assortment of nude figures, hybrid creatures, and a water glove which may represent paradise lost and the folly that ensues when sensory experiences are put ahead of moral behavior. Many have tried to interpret the inner workings of Bosch's mind. You too can admire his imagination and come to your own conclusions.
This desktop sized flower vase is suitable for several flower buds or a small flower arrangement.
- Measures: 7 in x 2.5 in W x 2.5 in D.
- Weighs 14 oz.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. VAS06JB.
- Four-color printing of a masterpiece painting.
- Comes with a color description card.
Hieronymus Bosch (+ 1516)
From an artistic point of view, the world famous brilliant forerunner of surrealism was in his day unique and radically different. Hieronymus (Jeroen for short) Bosch was born during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in 's-Hertogenbosch, in the Duchy of Brabant. Bosch places visionary images in a hostile world full of mysticism with the conviction that the human being, due to its own stupidity and sinfulness, has become prey to the devil himself. He holds a mirror to the world with his cerebral irony and magical symbolism, sparing no one. He aims his mocking arrows equally well at the hypocrisy of the clergy as at the extravagance of the nobility and the immorality of the people. Hieronymus Bosch's style arises from the tradition of the book illumination (manuscript illustrations from the Middle Ages). The caricature representation of evil tones down its terrifying implications, but also serves as a defiant warning with a theological basis.
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth. The dark painting on the closed panels shows the creation, surrounded by water, in accordance with medieval traditions.