"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
Prado is a "must do" when in Madrid. Better to be guided, but a wonderful place to get lost. Seeing all three panels by Bosch could capture you for the day. Pictures are allowed, but remember to turn off the flash (who would have thought that you have to turn off the flash on my camera EVERY time you take a pic???).
Thanks for providing the links. The figurines are fascinating and grotesque. Now it seems to me Bosch must have had some influence on the design of the 'abused toys' from the first Toy Story movie. When I see this work it is hard to imagine Durer and Cranach were his contemporaries.
I absolutely love your work of the day site. I studied all of these works in my art history classes in college and I love being refreshed on them every day. Thanks again!
Any idea how long these paintings took him to complete? Fasinating!
This work was part of a triptych dated c.1504 and it seems that each of his paintings came roughly a year apart - so you can assume this work took him at least a year.
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