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Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of earthly delights

Hans Belting ; [translated from the German].
  • Munich ; New York : Prestel Pub., ©2002.
  • 125 pages : colored illustrations; 29 cm.
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Summary
  • "Hans Belting avoids interpreting Hieronymus Bosch's triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, as a heretical masterpiece, a personal examination of the church's dogmas, or as an opulent illustration of the Creation. Instead, he sees the panels as a painted Utopia, reflecting the zeitgeist of the period. He links the work to the humanist theories of Thomas More and Willibald Pirckheimer and examines the question that Bosch posed: "What would the world have been like without the Fall?" In addition, the author determines the secular patron and analyses the intended purpose of the painting."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • A tale of fascination
  • In a painted labyrinth of the gaze
  • The world before humankind
  • The world as earthly paradise
  • The world as hell
  • Another world
  • The artist and his hometown
  • In the Palais Nassau
  • A gap in the Bible
  • Cardinal Grimani's altarpiece
  • A new concept of art in dialogue with literature
  • Rival dreams of paradise
  • The isle of nowhere
  • Fiction and humanist portraiture: an excursus.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
  • 3791326740
  • 9783791326740
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2002103177
  • OCLC: 49204301
  • OCLC: 49204301