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November 20, 2008 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Come And Visit The Garden Of Earthly Delights
posted by Xurando (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
XTC: Garden of Earthly Delights
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 2:39 PM on November 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


Definitely one of the highlights of visiting the Prado Museum a few years ago. We were only in Madrid on a long layover, and I knew virtually nothing about the Prado at the time, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see so many famous pieces that I remembered from my art history class.
posted by Mr. Palomar at 2:56 PM on November 20, 2008


BTW, This has always reminded me of the garden of earthly delights.
posted by Xurando at 2:57 PM on November 20, 2008


rageagainsttherobots, No Language in our Lungs was playing on iTunes when I saw this thread. XTC's garden was meant as a "Welcome to planet Earth!" to his first child, I believe. Fantastic song. The way he makes the music work for the theme of the lyrics has always been my favorite thing about Partridge.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:38 PM on November 20, 2008


Definitely one of the top seven XTC songs of all time (and their best album). Superb. As for the "Garden" itself, it is not really what we think when we say, "It's like something out of Heronymous Bosch," is it?
posted by Faze at 4:49 PM on November 20, 2008


Heironymous Bosch action figures. Currently my wedding shower gift of choice.
posted by nax at 4:50 PM on November 20, 2008


That dance piece in the last link looks pretty fucking amazing. And it's getting mad good reviews, too.
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:51 PM on November 20, 2008


Bryan Talbot's homage in Diceman #3 is also worth noting.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:52 PM on November 20, 2008


I was totally amazed when I saw the painting at the Prado and had no idea about it before that point. I think I know what I'm asking for Christmas (already have the print framed) and just found the distributor link for the figures. Too bad the play likely would never make it out of NYC.
posted by ejaned8 at 5:00 PM on November 20, 2008


Unfortunately this thread isn't complete for me without a mention of this monstrosity. Or maybe it was. Sorry. (I cant believe I felt the need to link to a Metallica video in a thread that someone else posted an XTC link in).

I've always loved the painting(s), but feel that that is the form they should stay in.
posted by DanielDManiel at 8:42 PM on November 20, 2008


Buckethead Spokes for the Wheel of Torment
posted by hortense at 10:54 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm surprised people say they liked seeing TGOED at the Prado. I was a bit dissapointed, actually. The painting is tiny. Its one of those that, to me, look better in reproduction.

The definite highlight of the Prado is not Bosch but Goya. I mean seeing the enormous Black Paintings is something else. And they are painted with such a dark brush that the detail only truly comes out in person.
posted by vacapinta at 3:33 AM on November 21, 2008


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