Helmeted Bird Monster, Damned Human, Sister Swine by Bosch 7L -
Parastone, a renown European collectible figurine manufacturer, has masterfully brought to life in 3D some of the grotesque monsters from Hieronymos Bosch's religious altarpieces. This statue of Helmeted Bird Monster, Sinner and Pig Nun is part of his iconic painting of The Garden of Earthly Delights.
- Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. (PN JB22)
- Dimensions: 5 in H x 7 in W x 4.5 in L. Weight 1.7 lbs.
- Comes with color card of original painting and a description of the artist in multiple languages.
We also carry a smaller version of this statue Helmeted Bird PN# JB11
About the Artwork - Helmeted Bird, Sinner and Pig Nun by Bosch
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?
About Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch's style arises from the tradition of the book illuminations (manuscript illustrations from the Middle Ages). The caricatured representation of evil tones down its terrifying implications, but also serves as a defiant warning with a theological basis.
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, ca. 1450-1516) was born during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in s-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.
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