Tag Archives: Wilhelm Fraenger

wayfaring: complicity with the wanderer

Is man a wayfarer? A wanderer between two worlds? His destiny that of an outsider, eve an outlaw to the laws of nature; man as  wayfarer, restless and unable to settle and establish roots . He reaches a fork in … Continue reading

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go to hell: gimme shelter

It was the profoundly pessimistic, mad, hopeless, irredeemable, almost insane world of Hieronymus Bosch. Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled viewers as the enigmatic, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”; in our own hedonistic, instantly gratifying … Continue reading

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bosch: love as an involuntary movement

How mad can mad be? Is deep pessimism a form of madness? Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled and mystified, even perplexed viewers the way Hieoronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights has. Six hundred years … Continue reading

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Phantasmagoria: be here now

Very few paintings in the history of art have so puzzled viewers as Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. Even in the basking glory of post modernist permissiveness, its meaning is neither clear nor compelling, only murky. In centuries … Continue reading

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garden of earthly delights: paradise lost and better forgotten

Very few paintings in the history of art have puzzled viewers as “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Perhaps both the godless and the god fearing, the hedonist, the Apollonian and the Dionysian, and those addicted to instant gratification can draw … Continue reading

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