Garden of Earthly Delights Puzzle
The Garden of Earthly Delights: Allegory of Luxury (central panel), c. 1500 by Hieronymus Bosch
The Early-Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch stands out for his fantastical, wonderous art full of strange creatures both grotesque and heavenly. In his Garden of Earthly Delights tryptich, Bosch has painted a sumptuous vision of an earthly Paradise filled with material vanities. The central panel focuses explicitly on lust, picturing crowds of men and women experiencing sinful excess, riding strange animals, swimming with bestial creatures and promiscuously mixing with strangers.