Hieronymous Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ – birds reimagined project #art

It has been a while since I posted about art here. There is a reason for that. It takes me years to complete an art project 🙂  This one definitely took a while… I love H. Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ triptych:


…and specifically birds:


There is an explanation somewhere online as to what the birds mean in Bosch’s context but basically sin. His whole painting is about different type of sin and resulting punishment. But in my world birds are cool. And I thought these birds looked cute. I felt sad for them and I wanted to put them in a more cheerful environment.

If I could paint, I would put them on a funky background, together in one painting and let them do something fun. But I think I can not paint so I went on Etsy and over months researched and collected paintings of these birds, one by one, by different artists. A couple still need adding a fun accessory or two, but in general this is exactly how I’ve seen them – presenting Bosch’s Birds reimagined:


The thing about art is it’s so much fun and anyone can do it. All you need is an idea. I had fun doing this project. But really wanted to finish it so I could move to the next!

About nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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