Garden of Earthly Delights Ceramic Flower Vase by Bosch 8H -
The Garden of Earthly Delights by 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 medieval traditions.
This Bosch painting has been adapted to the surface of a ceramic vase where one can display a beautiful flower bouquet. The vase has three sides -- each illustrating a panel from Bosch's famous triptych alter painting. Turn it in place and enjoy the three panels, in a way, as three separate vases due to the variety of scenes.
Art vase is made from kiln-fired ceramic, color and gloss finish, and measures 8 in H x 6.5 in W x 3.5 in D. Weight: 1.8 lbs. PN SDA10.
This vase is part of an art vase collection called Silhouette d'Art. It is crafted from fine ceramic and decorated with a famous masterpiece painting. Vases are a cooperative effort between two European fine art manufacturers -- Parastone, a Dutch Art Company, and John Beswick, a British ceramic company. The famous art masterpieces are selected for their visual beauty and then applied to a special shaped vase design with a cut edge to enhance a design element from the painting.
Hieronymus Bosch (+ 1516)
From an artistic point of view, the world famous brilliant forerunner of surrealism was in his day unique and radically different. Hieronymus (Jeroen for short) Bosch 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 at the extravagance of the nobility and the immorality of the people. Hieronymus Bosch's style arises from the tradition of the book illumination (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.
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