Annual Floating Parade of Earthly Delights in Honor Painter Hieronymus Bosch

Medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450-1516) was a unique human who staggered anyone and everyone. His famous triptych known today as “The Garden of Earthly Delights” was done on the oak panel using oil as a medium. Dutch master worked 2 decades between his age of 40-60 on “The Garden of Earthly Delights” which is now housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The craziness seen in that painting is like the most insane scenes from a lifetime of odd dreams. Interpretations of his work are obviously forever just that, the interpretations that speak of “admonition of worldly fleshy indulgence, to a dire warning on the perils of life’s temptations, to an evocation of ultimate sexual joy.” The central panel could be the moral warning or a panorama of paradise lost as historians continue to disagree… Now, after this short learning curve into the peculiar universe of Bosch let’s say a few words about the honoring system – a floating parade – dedicated to the master painter. Floating on the Dommel River, “Bosch Parade delivers fresh, surprising, and contemporary works of art upholding very high artistic standards.” It’s an annual event that honors Bosch’s fascination with the fantastical and absurd while bringing the characters and scenes from his paintings to life within the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the artist’s birthplace. Organizers describe the event as: “a theatrical and musical art spectacle on water,” and such will return on June 16, 2021!

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Organizers describe the annual event as: “a theatrical and musical art spectacle on water,”

But to understand these scenes better you’ll need to take a look at the most strange thing you will ever see – Bosch’s painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

“The Garden of Earthly Delights”, the artist took 2 decades to finish it and this is just a smaller part of the triptych.

The parade is held on the Dommel River in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the artist’s birthplace.

“Bosch Parade delivers fresh, surprising, and contemporary works of art upholding very high artistic standards.”

The parade will be back on June 16, 2021.


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