Annette von der Bey

Garten der Lüste

Annette von der Bey, blue rock with birds Annette von der Bey, round with owl Annette von der Bey, capsule with pair Annette von der Bey, bubble with couple Annette von der Bey, griffin with a naked rider Annette von der Bey, men with crab and bear Annette von der Bey, rider with fish and rabbit Annette von der Bey, group of naked men with mermaid Annette von der Bey, pink fountain
Annette von der Bey, group of naked on gold Annette von der Bey, vignettes on gold with red fruits Annette von der Bey, scene with birds Annette von der Bey, group of naked on gold Annette von der Bey, woodpecker, berry-eater, couple Annette von der Bey, mermaid knight with red berry on fishing rod Annette von der Bey, nude in pink flower with blue ball Annette von der Bey, couple with kingfisher Annette von der Bey, black bird on gold Annette von der Bey, mermaid knight Annette von der Bey, berry eaters group Annette von der Bey, bathers Annette von der Bey, ring mermaid Annette von der Bey, couple in bowl Annette von der Bey, mermaid couple with spectators Annette von der Bey, ring mermaid knight Annette von der Bey, oak knight Annette von der Bey, black bird on gold Annette von der Bey, black woman with peacock on her head Annette von der Bey, mermaid knight on wing fish Annette von der Bey, men hold branch with bird Annette von der Bey, 3 berry-eater Annette von der Bey, nude in pink flower

Who is editing who here? Bosch (the bush or forest) the Bey (old German bend) or Bey the Bosch? Hieronymus Bosch's work "The Garden of Earthly Delights" has been working on me for as long as I can remember and I have been working on his garden since I was painting. Of course it would be presumptuous to put myself in the same category as Bosch. I am a speck of dust next to this giant of art history. The distribution of roles is very clear: he has created this image that has inspired thousands of people over the centuries and I am one of the many people who is inspired (or infected?) by it, who quotes, copies, reproduces, interprets it and benefits from it.
My small project "Garten der Lüste" takes up details from Bosch's work, isolates them in small and very small format images, which are accompanied by pieces of jewelry - small sculptures - which in turn refer to the details.
What I aim to do with this, apart from satisfying my desire to create, is to focus the gaze and to tempt you to look and feel very closely.
In our world, where images flood and dull the human eye inflationary via the internet and online platforms, close inspection is increasingly neglected. The diversity of haptic perception is also losing importance. It is not needed in the virtual world. A great (sensual) loss, I mean.
So I hope and try to be able to attract one or the other viewer and feeler with my small works and to be able to encourage them to take a closer look at Bosch's work with the call: "Find the detail!". Once you start looking, you're sure to find a lot.
Thank you Hieronymus Bosch for creating this indescribable work and thank you to everyone who has preserved and maintained it for more than 500 years.

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