The Garden of Earthly Delights

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The Garden of Earthly Delights is a painting by the Dutch artist Hieronymous Bosch, painted 1503-04.  the masterpiece reveals the artist at the height of his powers; in no other painting does Bosch achieve such complexity of meaning or such vivid imagery. It depicts several biblical scenes on a grand scale, and was probably intended to illustrate the history of mankind according to medieval Christian doctrine.

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Giclee Print – Paper:
Giclee print on premium archival quality Fine Art Matte paper. Certificate of Authenticity included. Shipped rolled and ready to be framed.

Giclee Print – Canvas:
Exhibition quality canvas stretched over wooden stretcher bars w/mirrored edge so none of the original image is lost. Certificate of Authenticity included. Ready to hang on your wall.

SKU: TRG-PRINT-INET-000263 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Bosch, Hieronymous


The Garden of Earthly Delights is a triptych. In other words, it has three panels: a large one in the center, which depicts the main subject, flanked by two smaller ones. The paintings are, however, intended to be read sequentially, left to right, to show the overall meaning. The outer panels are hinged; and the whole thing can be closed up to show another painting on the exterior.

The left hand panel depicts Eden, where God presents to Adam the newly created Eve. However, God is absent from the central panel, which shows humanity acting with free will, engaging in various sexual activities in a broad panorama of nude figures, fantastical animals, and oversized fruit. The right hand panel, which is a hell scape showing the fantastic torments meted out to the damned, is believed to show God’s vengeance for the sins depicted in the central panel.


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