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Pamela Phelps

Phillipsport, United States

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“Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings – men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that `I will lead all of them into nirvana’.”
~Buddha

Composed in Photoshop with varied size layers, shadows, drop shadows, highlights, filters, effects, and textures.
Original image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain images.
Textures courtesy of KerstinFrank

Another small panel from The Garden of Earthly Delights. It is the modern title given to a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. It reveals the artist at the height of his powers; in no other painting does he achieve such complexity of meaning or such vivid imagery. Art historians and critics frequently interpret the painting as a didactic warning on the perils of life’s temptations.Twentieth-century art historians are divided as to whether the triptych’s central panel is a moral warning or a panorama of paradise lost. American writer Peter S. Beagle describes it as an “erotic derangement that turns us all into voyeurs, a place filled with the intoxicating air of perfect liberty”. The original image was painted in oils on Oak, circa 1490-1510.

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