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Hell

  Buy now from allposters.com1500: Museo del Prado, Madrid

A Boschian vision of hell. Its literary source is The Vision of Tundale, and from it the artist derived the concept of hell as the place of contrast between ice and fire. The 'tree man' in the middle, with egg-shaped torso and legs made of rotting tree trunks shoved into shoes of boats (replacing well-known Dutch wooden shoes) is caught in the middle of metamorphoses. This is a well-known medieval tradition for depicting deserved punishment of vices and depravities.
 
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