This painting shows the eye of God surrounded
by sinners. This was made in 1485, a time when people saw God
as an all powerful knowing force, and sin as virtually unescapable
This painting shows the popular conceptions
of heaven and hell in the early 1500's.
"The creation of Eve is followed
by the temptation of Adam and both are driven
out of Paradise, while high above in the sky we see the fall
of the rebellious angels, who are hurled from heaven as a swarm
of repulsive insects." (Webmuseum,Bosch)(use link above)
Paradise was all pastoral spendor, while
hell was dark and dreary.