Deciphering the Garden of Earthly Delights. Part 4: The secrets of the musical Hell

satanas-demonio-diablo-hombre arbol-autorretrato-infierno musical-infierno-jardin de las delicias

It is a Dantesque place. The darkness has taken over the whole scene. Small glimpses of light can hardly be seen, only that emitted by fires and flames. It is a terrifying place, colonized by strange diabolic beings, made up of the most unimaginably extravagant mixtures. Humans suffer in various ways. They are the victims … Read more

Deciphering the Garden of Earthly Delights. Part 3: The Garden of Lust

jardin de las delicias-el bosco-hieronymus bosch - jheronimus bosch - jardin del eden - paraiso- biblia

Let’s turn another page in our peculiar illuminated book. Be careful, because what is coming now is not easy to digest. We reach the central table, the heart of the triptych, the purest entropy. Our eyes do not know where to go. There are too many characters and actions. Too many explosive colors violently penetrate … Read more

Deciphering the Garden of Earthly Delights. Part 1: The prelude to disaster

hieronymus-bosch-el bosco-jardin de las delicias-cuadros-museo del prado-autorretrato-obras de arte

Everyone knows it. It’s been an icon, like its author, of the collective unconscious for centuries. For some people, it’s the only work they know of Bosch. That speaks of his more than deserved fame. It leaves no one indifferent. Since its conclusion, many have tried to decipher it, to reach its code, to reach … Read more