Glass half dome paperweight with image by artist Hieronymos Bosch from his famous religious altar painting, Garden of Earthly Delights. Here we see some of the fantastical creatures Bosch envisions exist in the depths of Hell. There are several hybrid creatures illustrated such as a half man and tree creature and ears with a knife.
Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection.
Measures: 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H.
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. Hieronymus Bosch's style arises from the tradition of the book illuminations (manuscript illustrations from the Middle Ages). The caricatural representation of evil tones down plays its terrifying implication, but also serves as a defiant warning with a theological basis.