The "Earthly Delights" triptych, painted (art historians believe) sometime between 1490 and 1510, has been on view at the Prado in Madrid since the 1930s. It is Bosch's most celebrated work: a creation of awe-inspiring vision, ingenuity, and technical brilliance. This is one detail view.

Hieronymus Bosch: Breathtaking, Trippy Details

A celebration of one painter's ingenious, unrivaled imagination.

The Last Judgement.

Few experts agree on the meaning behind all of the mind-boggling imagery and symbolism in the work of Hieronymus Bosch (born c. 1450 – 1516, in the Burgundian Netherlands). But one thing is certain: no artist has surpassed Bosch's inventiveness or the breadth of his vision. Here, we celebrate the man's genius ― in detail.

UniversalImagesGroup The "Earthly Delights" triptych, painted (art historians believe) sometime between 1490 and 1510, has been on view at the Prado in Madrid since the 1930s. It is Bosch's most celebrated work: a creation of awe-inspiring vision, ingenuity, and technical brilliance. This is one detail view. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. UniversalImagesGroup "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. UniversalImagesGroup "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. Francis G. Mayer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. Photo Josse/Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. PHAS/UIG via Getty Images "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. UniversalImagesGroup "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. Francis G. Mayer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images "The Garden of Earthly Delights," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. Painted after 1482. Imagno/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. Painted after 1482. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Last Judgment," detail. Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images "The Last Judgment," detail. "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Likely painted during Bosch's late period (roughly 1500–1516). Leemage/UIG via Getty Images "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Likely painted during Bosch's late period (roughly 1500–1516). "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Werner Forman/Werner Forman Archive "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Werner Forman/Werner Forman Archive "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images "The Temptation of St. Anthony," detail. "Death and the Miser," detail. Likely painted c. 1485-1490. Francis G. Mayer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images "Death and the Miser," detail. Likely painted c. 1485-1490. "Adoration of the Magi," detail. Likely painted c. 1485-1500. DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images "Adoration of the Magi," detail. Likely painted c. 1485-1500. "Adoration of the Magi," detail, with Bosch's signature. Not all of Bosch's work was trippy or surreal. As in this quiet scene, much of what he created was simply beautiful. DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images "Adoration of the Magi," detail, with Bosch's signature. Not all of Bosch's work was trippy or surreal. As in this quiet scene, much of what he created was simply beautiful. One of the few known portraits of Hieronymus Bosch. UniversalImagesGroup/Getty Images One of the few known portraits of Hieronymus Bosch.