Three dimensional sculpture of the "Helmeted Bird", 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 "Helmeted Bird" 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".
Bosch portrays the punishment for lust in the lower
right corner of the right panel of the triptych, illustrated by the man with
the helmeted bird. The man in the scene is being forced to sign legal
documents by a sow wearing a nun's veil, while being tormented by the sharp
beak of a bird wearing a helmet.
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: 5"H x 7"W x 4.5"L
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch