On the foreground of the shocking central panel stands a creature characteristic of Bosch’s work. The painter has embroided upon a classical Greek form in his own distinctive way.
THE LAST JUDGEMENT
Hiëronymus Bosch warns us against the consequences of a life of sin. The downfall of the rebellious angels on the left panel heralds the beginning of the end. Further, one sees the chosen few in heaven, with below them the vast remainders who will have to undergo the most horrendous tortures on Judgement Day.