Helmeted Bird Demonic Monster from Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 4.75L

PN# JB11
  • $53.00 USD

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Helmeted Bird by Hieronymus Bosch is part of the highly collectible figurine set by Parastone of The Netherlands (PN JB11). This intricately painted statue will amuse your friends for many years. 

It shows one of the demonic hybrid creates from Bosch's painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. This helmeted bird monster is carrying a pencil box and an ink pot in its beak, in which the nun, decaying into a pig, is dipping her pen. A severed foot is swinging from the bird's helmet referring to the horrible corporal punishments which could be expected in hell. The pig, indeed an indictment against the decay of clergy life, is tempting the man who is sitting beside him and it appears that he is drawing up a contract. Is the man possibly selling his soul.

  • Statue measures 3.25 in H x 4.75 in L x 2.5 in D, made from resin. Weight 0.2 lbs.
  • We also carry a larger version of this statue with Helmeted Bird, The Sinner and Nun Pig, Item JB22.

Hieronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth. The dark painting on the closed panels shows the Creation, surrounded by water, in accordance with mediaeval traditions.

From an artistic point of view, the world famous brilliant forerunner of surrealism was, in his day, unique and radically different. Hieronymus Bosch (Jeroen for short) was born (ca. 1450-1516) during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in Hertogenbosch, in the Duchy of Brabant. Bosch places visionary images in a hostile world full of mysticism, with the conviction that the human being, due to its own stupidity and sinfulness has become prey to the devil himself. He holds a mirror to the world with his cerebral irony and magical symbolism, sparing no one. He aims his mocking arrows equally well at the hypocrisy of the clergy as the extravagance of the nobility and the immorality of the people. Hieronymus Bosch's style arises from the tradition of the book illuminations (manuscript illustrations from the Middle Ages). The caricature representation of evil tones down its terrifying implications, but also serves as a defiant warning with a theological basis.

These interpretive biblical sculptures from Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch are amazing statue adaptations from historic paintings. They have a hellish and demonic surrealism to them that feels apocalyptic. We here at Museumize pride ourselves on offering these Fine Historical Art Figures Collectibles by Parastone Mouseion 3D of The Netherlands.

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