Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (outer panels), c. 1480-1505, oil on panel, 220 x 390 cm (Prado, Madrid)
First of all, you can laugh.
A student was one night examining an image of painting by Hieronymus Bosch and to her amusement she found “…music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell.” The finding went viral and it became this ‘hell butt song’ which I think most people would find it amusing.
Below is the painting I was talking about. It is a triptych from 16th Century. Now, for those unfamiliar with tryptic tradition, triptych is one of the most captivating tradition of medieval church. The triptych would be folded and closed for viewing and only available once a year in an auspicious date and people would travel and gather in church…
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