Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So tell me why you've choosen me...

In Metallica's music video for their song "Until It Sleeps", there are some references to the works of Hieronymus Bosch, (1450-1516) a Dutch painter whose work consists of fantastic imagery and he generally illustrated biblical stories and religious issues like fall of man, judgement day, etc. In the video there are direct references to Bosch's work: The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1504

In the video, details, characters and scenes from the work of Bosch are referenced.

Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights (1504) showing the "Prince of Hell" who feeds on the souls of corrupt and lecherous clergy.

From the Music Video "Until it Sleeps", 1996

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