Museo Nacional del Prado

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

From Heaven to Hell and Back in Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden'
In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, explore ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, the mind-blowing masterpiece by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch at the Museo del Prado. Pleasure, sin, and suffering exist side by side in this exquisitely detailed monumental triptych. Painted more than 500 years ago, this epic work has been thrilling audiences ever since. Some consider the work 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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