From Heaven to Hell and Back in Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden'

In our second episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, we explore ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, the mind-blowing masterpiece by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Pleasure, sin, and suffering exist side by side in this exquisitely detailed, monumental triptych. Painted more than 500 years ago, the epic work has been thrilling audiences ever since. Some consider the painting to be a warning about the dangers of carnal sin; others see it as a portrait of a lost paradise. Whatever Bosch’s intention, it is now celebrated as a masterpiece of the imagination.

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