December 11, 2007

The blessed and the damned

In The Times, Olivia Cole reports that Spanish painter Lluis Barba unveiled his version of Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights at Art Basel Miami Beach. "So what could be more easy on the eye than a 21st-century reworking of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights? Painted in 1504, with three panels showing the Creation, Earth and finally a tortuous, flesh-rending Hell, it is perhaps one of the most terrifying paintings of all time. At this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach – an art supermarket patronized by millionaires – the Spanish painter Lluis Barba unveiled his version, which features artists, friends and stars alongside Bosch’s original legion of the blessed and the damned. It is, apparently, a comment on the art world." Read more.

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