Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516

Garden of Earthly Delights - Creation

oil on panel (220 × 195 cm) — 1480/90 or ca. 1500 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Jheronimus Bosch biography

This work is linked to Genesis 1:10

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The triptych with wings closed. The triptych never leaves the Prado museum for any exposition.

The panels show heaven as a large sphere, containing the flat earth. In the top left flies God.

The texts are from the Book of Psalms, 33:9 and 148:5:
"Ipse dixit et facta sunt." (He spoke and it was there.)
"Ipse mandavit et creata sunt" (He commanded and they were created.)

Left panel: paradise.
Central panel: the Garden of Earthly Delights.
Right panel: Hell.

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