Three dimensional sculpture of a figure from the
"Witches' Kitchen", the name given to a section of images that appear in
"The Last Judgment", painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch
(1450-1516). One of three large triptychs painted by Bosch during his
lifetime, "The Last Judgment" follows the customary triptych
tradition, meant to be viewed from left to right, with panels representing
Eden, Earthly Temptations, and Hell. The "Witches' Kitchen" is found
on the left side of the center panel (see photo, below). Considered to
be a forerunner of surrealism and inspiring artists across the centuries,
from Brueghel to Dali, Bosch continues to fascinate historians and art
Studio artists in Bosch's Netherlands birthplace,
s'Hertogenbosch, hand-paint molded resin forms to produce incredibly
detailed three dimensional renderings of the fantastical figures found in
"The Last Judgment".
"The Witches' Kitchen" portion on the left side of the
center panel warns against the sin of gluttony through the processing of
sinners, as they are squeezed, minced and cooked. This particular
figure portrays a witch basting such a sinner, roasting on a spit.
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. Surprise a sophisticated chef with this unusual
reference to cooking.
Dimensions: 5.75"L x 3.4"D x 2.5"H
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs.
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"The Last Judgment"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch