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Paradise and Purgatory

The Paradise and Purgatory exhibition was art based on religion. This art is always fun to look at because the message is so strong and the pictures are so moving. I chose to write about "The Garden of Earthly Delights." The art was done in 1505 by Hieronymus Bosch. The picture had three sections, the garden of eden, paradise, and hell. The first two sections were the virtuous people who were naked, frolicking, and just enjoying the beautiful day. However, if they did not follow the rules and went to hell, it would be dark and demented, with people suffering. Monsters and beast also populated hell, so if you wanted to have the fun party in paradise, you have to follow the religion. I feel like it is more of a advertisement for Christianity more than anything, but it was a nice colorful picture to look at.