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soul people: complex essence for the perplexed

If we go back to the Middle Ages, we enter a realm when reason was put into service of the miraculous, and science, as such, was half fantasy. There was little theorizing. Hieronymous Bosch’s Hell was painted in specific, minute … Continue reading

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voted most likely to displease

One could pose the question that if Israel did not exist, what would many in the world do? There is literally an industry of PR and punditry, press that is dependent on Israel’s existence including social networks, fund raising, activism … Continue reading

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gaming the arts: collision of entertainment and art?

Are computer games art? The millions of gamers and game designers out there will most likely tell you yes. Artistic principles comprise at least a part of some of the professions in video game design, a list of which can … Continue reading

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utopia: realms of Nowhere

Not satisfied. Not content with the world as it exists, people have always tried to imagine the world as it might become.Utopia has always been on the map of the imagination and every age, with some notable exceptions has created … Continue reading

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happiness is a warm bun

Utopias have been around since The Fall, animating messianic visions of going back to the garden. There seems to be a seat-seated urge to look back and be captured by the past to borrow the Satchel Paige quote; to go … Continue reading

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flight of the earthly delights: path to the bonfire

Life in the central panel of Hieronymus Bosch’s greatest painting, often called The Garden of Earthly Delights, is unencumbered by conscience, clothing, or cognizance of any higher goal than pleasure. There has been no more enigmatic painter than Bosch, with … Continue reading

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go to hell: gimme shelter

It was the profoundly pessimistic, mad, hopeless, irredeemable, almost insane world of Hieronymus Bosch. Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled viewers as the enigmatic, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”; in our own hedonistic, instantly gratifying … Continue reading

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sequence and simultaneity

In Hiernonymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, the triptych format creates a play between the panels. It subverts traditonal juxtapositions that occur within the same space such as background and foreground. The first impression upon looking at these framed … Continue reading

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bosch: love as an involuntary movement

How mad can mad be? Is deep pessimism a form of madness? Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled and mystified, even perplexed viewers the way Hieoronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights has. Six hundred years … Continue reading

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A Paradise not what its made out to be

Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled viewers as Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. Only now perhaps, in our present new age of folly, can its meaning be made clear. Today we take a … Continue reading

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