Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Bosch's Earthly Paradises: the left panels of the "Garden of Earthly Delights", the Vienna "Last Judgement" and the "Haywain"

Van Benthum 2023
Van Benthum, Jasmijn
Genre: Non fiction, art history
Uitgave datum: 2023
Bron: J. Koldeweij and W. Cornelissen (eds.), "Jheronimus Bosch - His Workshop and His Followers", 's-Hertogenbosch, 2023, pp. 28-46

Van Benthum 2023



“Bosch’s Earthly Paradises: the left panels of the Garden of Earthly Delights, the Vienna Last Judgement and the Haywain” (Jasmijn van Benthum) 2023


[in: Jos Koldeweij and Willeke Cornelissen (eds.), Jheronimus Bosch – His Workshop and His Followers – 5th International Jheronimus Bosch Conference, May 11-13, 2023, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2023, pp. 28-46]



Van Benthum compares the left interior panels of the Haywain triptych, the Vienna Last Judgement triptych and the Garden of Delights triptych to each other. These Earthly Paradise panels show strong similarities. Thematically, they occupy the same place within the triptychs, in each case preceding the sinful people in the middle panels and the apocalyptic representation of hell in the right interior panels. Bosch’s pessimistic view and Christian morality pervade these three panels, resulting in a landscape showing signs of guilt and sin.


[explicit April 6, 2024 – Eric De Bruyn]

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