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Garden Of Earthly Delights
Hieronymous Bosch


Well, let the weekend begin!  This week's image (attached to my next post) is the center panel from a triptych by Hieronymous Bosch.  Not much is known about Bosch except that he lived and painted in the Netherlands - between 1486 and his death in 1516.

c. 1504; Triptych, plus shutters; Oil on panel; Museo del Prado, Madrid

Bosch's most famous and unconventional picture is The Garden of Earthly Delights which, like most of his other ambitious works, is a large, 3-part altarpiece, called a triptych.  This painting was probably made for the private enjoyment of a noble family.  It is named for the luscious garden in the central panel, which is filled with cavorting nudes and giant birds and fruit.  Because of the amount of detail and the small size of the objects in this image I just don't have the heart to provide you with a reduced sized version.  The file is therefore 284KB!!  You can crop, reduce, and compress to your own preference and requirements.

For fun, and to add variety to the weekend, the WET also includes a DINGBAT!  Surprise!  I will post it as post #2.  The font is Printer Ornaments One and included in the Zip file is INFO.TXT in which the font designer describes his requirements if you choose to keep and use this font beyond the weekend.  (Not available on this site - Retrospect!)

The only guideline is - - Have fun this weekend!