Three dimensional sculpture of the "Paradise Fountain",
prominently featured in "The Garden of Earthly Delights", painted by early
Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504. One of three large
triptychs painted by Bosch during his lifetime, and widely considered to be
his masterpiece, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" follows the customary
triptych tradition, meant to be viewed from left to right, with panels
representing Eden, Earthly Temptations, and Hell. The figure of the
"Paradise Fountain" is found on the left panel and is central to the
composition (see photo, below).
Considered to be a forerunner of surrealism and
inspiring artists across the centuries, from Bruegel to Dali, Bosch
continues to fascinate historians and art lovers alike. Studio artists
in Bosch's Netherlands birthplace, s'Hertogenbosch, hand-paint each
sculpture to produce incredibly detailed three dimensional renderings of the
fantastical figures found in "The Garden of Earthly Delights". "The
Paradise Fountain" is hand-painted metal.
Sometimes called the "Joining of Adam and Eve", the
left panel portrays the introduction of Eve to Adam. God is shown as a
blond, blue-eyed figure, with his right hand raised in blessing. The
"Paradise Fountain" is featured directly above the figure of God.
Figures that have long been a source of fascination
have been lifted from the painted surface and transformed into 3 dimensional
objects for our close inspection. Perfect for placement on a desk or
shelf, this small sculpture will make an ideal gift for anyone interested in
Renaissance Art, Modern Art or Medieval History.
Dimensions: 10"H x 3"W x 2"D
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs.
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch