In my mind, in a bizarre and twisted fashion, Bosch is simply showing us the world we live in, whether it is today or 500 years ago is irrelevant. Suffering exists in the world, and in this panel, Bosch shows it to us with great creativity and exaggeration. Curious thought: In 1510 when this picture was painted artists only depicted what they saw, impressionism, surrealism, and modern art are 400 years away! Did Bosch see this? And if so, 15th century Bruges must have been a crazy ass place and time! Second curious thought: That looks a lot like GNAY1 crapping coins into the well! He’s always giving.

1 See GNAY’s  “The Problem with Nude Golf” for comparative purposes.


July 13, 2016

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