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seven deadly sins

seven deadly sins

Hieronymus Bosch is only a little crazy. Luckily, we’re looking at a painting that comes before his insane, invented lands where humans and birdsĀ live togetherĀ in uproarious, straight up, and bizarre ways.

This is a work acquired by Spain’s Philip II, and you can see this amazing panel at the Prado. Each of the corner’s small circles represents “Death,” “Judgment,” “Hell,” and “Glory.” The panels within the greater circle illustrate the seven deadly sins. Christ is in the middle, standing knowingly above the scroll that reads, “Beware, Beware, God Sees.”

So, the scariest combination of Pictionary and Wheel of Fortune that I have EVER SEEN.

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