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Hieronymus Bosch (1453 - 1516) Dutch, Northern Renaissance

The Garden of Earthly Delights c.1500


                                                          one of the greatest paintings of all time

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The Meaning of Sacred Symbols in  Northern Renaissance Paintings. Most prominently featured  symbols and their meaning:





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