A bit o' Bosch: St. John the Evangelist on Patmos

Aside from the little demon in the bottom-left corner, this is definitely one of the less-weird Bosch paintings. You have a burning shipwreck way back to the left of the mountain, and some tiny dudes in boats and such (worth clicking through for the high-def verison), but the perspective is very nearly "correct", and the overall aesthetic is just ... pleasant. No funky birdnests, no giants tromping across the landscape, just a cool cathedral-ish building off in the distances and a fairly sedate vision of Madonna and Child.

Doesn't make me want to crawl inside and explore, like some of his works, but it's definitely a favorite.


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