Sunday, 11 November 2018

add a caption, if you like

Via the Daily Dot, we discover that a Twitter bot accrues the work’s granularity by apprising and apportioning with posts sections of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights (previously), as the title bestowed on a late fifteenth-century oil painted succession of oak panels and is proving itself to be an accomplished meme-maker by inviting followers to examine the details to be found within this fantastic and vast allegory.  Whilst art historians might still be puzzling over the artist’s message and symbolism, the internet has no such qualms about opening itself up to interpretation.
While there may not be any synthesis yet and we find our criticisms and sensibilities confronted and with informed by no corroborating explanation, we still manage to eke meaning of these small parcels of characters. I wonder if that was the artists intent.  Let us know what these weird vignettes signify to you.