The Kick-About #75 ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’

The Garden of Earthly Delights always provides new inspiration.

Red's Kingdom

Our previous Kick-About together was inspired by the organic, floating vessels of Ruth Asawa, exemplars of restraint. Much less so, the teeming visual motifs characterising Bosch’s extraordinary three-act painting, a maximalism of symbols, detail and hybridity. Bosch’s garden has made for a fertile stomping ground for these latest works made in a short time. Welcome to the party – and for all previous editions of The Kick-About, find them compiled right here.

Charly Skilling

“I can’t help wondering what the people around Bosch thought of this painting; family, apprentices, neighbours etc. I suspect there must have beenquite a few raised eyebrows, disapproving looks, perhaps one or two lasciviousleers. But the painting has survived,andbeen treasured, for over 500 years. You wonder how it would be receivedif it had been painted today?

Although Bosch was in middle age and beyond when he paintedhis Garden of Earthly Delights, I tried to…

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8 responses to “The Kick-About #75 ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’”

  1. Aletha Kuschan says :

    Do you ever make drawings from your collages, Kerfe? These look like they’d be fun to draw.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I was going to say no, but Nina and I did a series responding to each other way back when, which I think included both drawing and collage. If you search for Mitchell series in memadtwo you might find it. If she wasn’t working so much now, it would be great to do it again.

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      • Aletha Kuschan says :

        Your collages are so intricate — they offer so much that one could draw. A friend of mine sometimes makes paintings of collages, using collage as form of still life. Her collages are not permanent but are images pinned to a wall which then become her motifs. Sometimes I think she also combines the collage motif with actual objects too.

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  2. sunhesper says :

    You will probably not be too surprised to know that at one time, growing up, there was a big print of the Garden in our living room, so I have Bosch permanently etched in my mind! The architecture always captured my imagination as much as the intricate weirdnesses going on, so your explorations are full of joy for me.

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  3. Patricia Furstenberg says :

    What an interesting question.
    Perhaps his contemporaries approved, church controlling most/all aspects of life in the 16th century.
    My two cents 😊

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