The Garden of Earthly Delights
11 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Gift of Sherry Smith Bell

"Visually, my own work has a lot in common with Bosch's 'False Paradise.' I aim to investigate intimate situations between people, and to communicate a beauty inspired by moral and physical ugliness. Initially, I presumed that Bosch was utilizing the language of the grotesque for a similar purpose. However, research revealed that Bosch intended his pieces as moralistic messages. The artist meant to promote the institution of marriage, and to state that passions natural to humanity would result in divine punishment if left unchecked. I am translating this in a somewhat more holistic manner consistent with my own world view." / Xenia Fedorchenko

This is a print reproduction of Hieronymus Bosch's painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (1480-90). A quote by Xenia Fedorchenko appears below the image.

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