Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516

Garden of Earthly Delights - central panel

oil on panel (220 × 195 cm) — ca. 1500 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Jheronimus Bosch biography

This work is linked to Genesis 6:2

Central panel of a triptych. See a more detailed picture of the fountain.

In medieval Europe birds were symbols of love and lust. Perhaps that is why Jeroen Bosch included many birds in this painting.

Left panel: paradise.
Right panel: hell.

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