THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Hieronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth. The dark painting on the closed panels shows the Creation, surrounded by water, in accordance with medieval traditions. Many recognize a self-portrait in one of Bosch’s most famous hybrid creatures, the Tree Man. The hollow space in the egg-shaped body offers space for a pub. All breaks adrift through the two boats in which the tree-shaped paws are situated. Music and dance may have lead to licentiousness, symbolized by the bagpipes on the headgear.
ABOUT THIS REPRODUCTION STATUE OF THE TREE MAN:
Parastone, a renown European collectible figurine manufacturer, has masterfully brought to life this legendary iconic painting of the Tree Man by late Medieval / early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch, as an intricate 3D statue adaptation in the greatest detail.
- Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
- Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection. (PN JB21)
- Dimensions: 9 in H x 7.25 in W x 4 in L. Weight 1.7 lbs.
From an artistic point of view, the world famous brilliant forerunner of surrealism was, in his day, unique and radically different. Hieronymus (Jeroen for short) Bosch was born (ca. 1450-1516) during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in s-Hertogenbosch, in the Duchy of Brabant. Bosch places visionary images in a hostile world full of mysticism, with the conviction that the human being, due to its own stupidity and sinfulness has become prey to the devil himself. He holds a mirror to the world with his cerebral irony and magical symbolism, sparing no one. He aims his mocking arrows equally well at the hypocrisy of the clergy as the extravagance of the nobility and the immorality of the people. Hieronymus Bosch’s style arises from the tradition of the book illuminations (manuscript illustrations from the Middle Ages). The caricatured representation of evil tones down its terrifying implications, but also serves as a defiant warning with a theological basis.
In his most famous altar painting, Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth. The altar has paintings on the outside cover when it is closed in grey tones showing Creation. On the inside panels, a full view of those that will be saved, and those damned, through a fantastical exploration of demonic hybrid creatures.
Each of these statue adaptations of Bosch painted figurines are designed by Parastone of The Netherlands. The company comes from Bosch’s home town in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and is very proud of one of their most famous residents. In 2016, the town celebrated the 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death with a landmark show of several dozen of his works shown together for the first time.
In addition to the Bosch statues, the company produces several hundred masterpiece recreations by Dali, Klimt, Rodin, Degas, Modigliani and others as part of their Parastone 3D Mouseion Collection. Talaria Enterprises is an official distributor of the figurines in the USA.
Below is an extraordinary collection of statue adapted from Bosch’s hybrid, fantasy creatures in fully rendered three dimensions. Parastone has imagined them “in the round” adding a new presence and celebration of Bosch’s original creativity. Enjoy!