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The Garden of Earthly Delights


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Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, is populated by hybrid beings, fantastical animals, and elaborate plant and rock formations that take on architectural proportions. But what is Bosch telling us when his version of Paradise contains freaks and monstrosities like the three-headed reptile crawling out of the sea in a scene that strangely, and centuries too soon, seems to anticipate Darwin?

 

 


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