Many recognise a self-portrait in one of Bosch’s most famous hybrid creatures. The hollow space in the egg-shaped body offers space for a pub. Music and dance may have lead to licentiousness, symbolised by the bagpipes on the headwear.
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Hiëronymus Bosch shows us how we mortal souls, arisen from earthly paradise, are on our way to the atrocious ordeals of hell via our unchaste lives on earth.