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In the vision of hell, there’s a special place reserved for musical instruments (THANKS BOSCH) including a harp, a lute and some sort of woodwind instrument.
There’s also a book of sheet music and a demon whose role, it seems, is to imprint music on sinner’s naked bums with his weird note-shaped tongue.
originally posted by: Baddogma
Thanks. One of my fav artist's best works. The song is lovely, too!
As a side note that is not taught in most art classes, Philip K Dick's alleged mystical experience of 1973 involved a hellish Black Iron Prison that he likened to the structure seen in this painting... top right.
Bosch's darker works always resonated with me... especially when food poisoned, withdrawing from substance addiction or experiencing fever hallucinations! It's an able rendering of a fragmenting psyche... and one I sincerely hope is imaginary... if imagination can be untied from reality, that is.
Music printed on the butt of one of the tortured souls in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights" , Played on (What else?) Lute, Harp, and Hurdy-Gurdy by James Spalink. The melody is based on the transcription by Amelia Hamrick. The intro and outro employ the "Devil's Interval", and the last couple of measures are conjecture on my part. You could say that I just "pulled them out of my"-well, you know.....