Hieronymus Bosch

Tiara and I love Bosch; he’s some weird psychedelic dutch guy from the 1400s that was making paintings of lizardmen and fish knights when everyone else was drawing nobles in furs or windmills.  Dali definitely owes a debt to Bosch, as do other recent surrealist things (e.g. the Codex Seraphinianus).

We were lucky that the Gemäldegalerie had two of his 30 odd works while we were in Berlin.  Here are a couple close-ups from St. John the Evangelist and The Temptation of Saint Anthony:


Maybe not your typical transit, but it beats sitting in traffic


“Yeah, I’m a nearsighted lizardman with angel wings. So what?”


Fish Knight to the rescue