Three dimensional sculpture of the "Freak
with Beard", one of numerous unusual characters 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. The "Freak
with Beard" is found in 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 lovers alike. 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 Freak with Beard"
appears in the center panel, an observer of the preparation of sinners for
Figures that have long been a source of fascination
have been lifted from the painted surface and transformed into 3D 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 or Modern Surrealism.
Dimensions: 3"W x 2.5"D x 4"H
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.
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