Three dimensional sculpture of the "Tree Man", a figure
that is 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 "Tree Man" is found on the right panel (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 molded resin forms to produce incredibly
detailed three dimensional renderings of the fantastical figures found in
"The Garden of Earthly Delights".
Intricate details reveal the rotting tree trunks that
support the broken eggshell torso of the "Tree Man". Inside the torso
are gamblers and drunkards in a tavern setting. Some scholars have
speculated that the face of the "Tree Man" may be a self portrait, citing
the slightly sideways gaze, a signature pose for an artist that included a
likeness of himself in a painting. Others believe that the "Tree Man"
represents the Antichrist.
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: 9"H x 7.25"W x 4"L
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.
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"The Tree Man"
"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch