Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Temptation of St. Anthony


Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych painting (circa 1500).
MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga's permanent exhibit.

17 comments:

brattcat said...

Oh, yes, I know this one with its strange little creatures. Lucky you to see it in person! I've only studied it in photographs.

Olivier said...

un très beau triptyque

Boise Diva said...

Wow - how cool to be able to get that close.

cieldequimper said...

Arguably one of my favourite painters of that period.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent! :)
Léia

Babzy said...

Thanks for sharing :)

Cristóbal said...

I remember looking at this painting. Bosch's twisted views make me think a lot. I do think there is a hint of irony in them.

Jarart said...

Too beautiful for words!

Vogon Poet said...

I am one of the rare fan of Bosh. This is one of his best works. Glad that you can take picture in this museum, not easy elsewhere.

Jacob said...

Just wonderful. I'm surprised you were allowed to take the photo.

Sharon said...

One of the masters of surrealism. What a treat to see this.

Per Stromsjo said...

A temptation for any art lover, I'd say.

jeannette stgermain said...

I recognized Jeroen Bosch right away(that's how we call him in Holland - where I'm originally come from). Interesting how this is not the most popular painting for the Dutch (I forgot the title of that painting).

Hilda said...

Bosch's creatures are just so weird, but fascinating. How fantastic that you could study the painting in person! And like Jacob, I'm surprised too that they let you take photos.

Anzu said...

I am interested in the picture
I think it's a funny fantasy.

ruma2008 said...

When I watch this, I feel the God awe.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It's incredible to think this beautiful piece of art is 5oo years old. How luck you are to see it.