Old Master Artist Statements

old master artist statements

I’m not sure if artist statements are becoming less important or I have just stopped reading them as they’re just a massive wank, but wouldn’t it be interesting to see the old masters waffle on about themselves in the almost unreadable language we use today? John Seed over at the Huffington Post thought it would be, so he sat down and wrote a few for them. They’re really quite funny.Continue Reading

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

One of the more interesting Prado Museum paintings to explore with Google Earth is Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. It’s a painting that lends itself to exploration as there’s so much going on in it. Hieronymus Bosch either had a quirky sense of humor or he had a few gremlins running around inside his head.Continue Reading

Prado Museum on Google Earth

Google Earth is an amazing tool that just keeps getting better and it’s still FREE. Over the years I have spent hours looking down on our fascinating little planet with Google Earth.

Now Google has made it even more compelling for artists to download as they’re opening museums up and taking us inside. No longer content with looking down on art museums from above, they have zoomed in on paintings hanging on the walls. They have gone in armed with some amazing technology too, revealing every crack and brush stroke on each painting.Continue Reading

The Garden of Earthly Delights Painting

the garden of earthly delights by Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delights by famous Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. Painted between 1490 and 1510.
220 x 389 cm or 153 x 172 inches
Triptych oil painting on wood panel
Located at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.Continue Reading