Weekend Artists Series, Part 1: Hieronymus Bosch

Una partitura en el culo: La canción secreta del jardín de las delicias |  LAS MIL HISTORIAS DEL ARTE
(“Flores por el culo” … Detail from the Garden of Earthly Delights by H. Bosch)

I apologise because YouTube removed the video because the cover photo…identical to the one above…was considered “nudity” and went against their norms. I want to express that I am fully and totally against censorship or any other interference by platforms such as YouTube and others. It is not their position to judge and decide. That is ours. There is already enough interference and erosion of our personal freedoms. Please come back because I will replace the cover photo and reload the embedded video of the works of Hieronymus Bosch. If a platform is too stupid not to know he difference between art and pornography I will not even waste my time correcting them, but they’re not going to scare me away. I will be back!

And what do you think of this great master…



  1. Kally · 17 Days Ago

    Thank you for sharing such beauty through your post today.

  2. Easymalc · 17 Days Ago

    I’m so pleased that you’ve included this great artist. The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most fascinating paintings I’ve seen – so much so, that I bought a book about it – and that is something I wouldn’t normally do. Great stuff F, and don’t worry about being censored by YouTube, plenty of artists have been censored over the years – usually the most interesting ones 🙂

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      You know I feel the same way about The Garden of Earthly Delights. I could stare at that painting all day and come back the next day and still find things in it I did not see before. It is an amazing triptych that has transcended the centuries as something amazing.
      Reference YouTube, I don’t give it a second thought. I will continue to avail myself of the platform and I know that this being the age of mediocrity, one must accept these little stupidities as being part of the cost of existence. No big deal with these mardy tossers!

      • Easymalc · 17 Days Ago

        LOL. Quite right too.

  3. Brad Osborne · 17 Days Ago

    It saddens me to think that the platforms built to connect us now must sit as judge and jury on what is acceptable and what is not. I, like you, have always believed it was up to society as a whole to ascertain the value and worth of a particular piece of art. Sometimes small minds can only see small things. I am glad you shared this anyway, as I find the art revealing, highly symbolic, and a true reflection of the times in which it was created. Well crafted video and I loved the music for this one. I watched it more than once just to listen to the music. Great post, my friend!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Thank you my good friend! I really appreciate it. The music I did based upon improvisations in the key of E flat minor, following chords created from that note, then reworking a lead guitar part into it. A process I usually would use for a larger piece of music, but I fell in love with that tune as well. And reference this censorship, it is really absurd that YouTube would also set themselves up as editors of the content placed in their portal. I think that legally, they are getting themselves in hot water, but this is the age of mediocrity where a bunch of nerdy twenty-year olds who only know how to use digital information have set themselves up as the masters of civil morality. Incredible! Take good care my friend and have a great Easter weekend! It’s beautiful today in Valencia, twenty five degrees and a bright sunny (hot) day!
      All the best to you,

  4. margarethallfineart · 17 Days Ago

    Brilliant, fascinating and disturbing!

  5. azurea20 · 17 Days Ago

    Tienes toda la razón en cuanto a la censura. El ARTE nunca es pornográfico. En algunas de sus pinturas este pintor me ha recordado un poco a el Bosco. No sé a ti. Ya me dirás. Yo no soy una entendida en pintura. Unas cosas me gustan y otras no. Igual he dicho una tontería.
    Un saludo.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Nunca, por Dios, aqui no hay tonterias, pero es que tienes toda la razon, Azurea, porque Hieronymus Bosch es “el Bosco”. Nosotros le decimos “el Bosco quiero decir…venga, que estes disfrutando de este bello dia, al menos aqui en Valencia hemos tenido calor, sol y la hemos pasado brutal.
      Un abrazo,

      • azurea20 · 17 Days Ago

        Yo no le conocía por ese nombre, pero la pintura sí. Nada más verlos he pensado que era el Bosco

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

        Tenías razón…

  6. equipsblog · 17 Days Ago

    I am familiar with the name from Henry Miller’s book “Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch”, Now I know more about the artist He was certainly an original.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Yes, quite an amazing artist. I have seen The Garden of Earthly Delights as it is in the Prado Museum in Madrid. It is an incredible work of art and a painting that I could be looking at for hours and continuously finding new and different things within it…
      I do not know that book…
      If you liked Bosch, I suggest you look further into his work, I know you would be impressed.
      Thanks! 🙂

  7. tiffanyarpdaleo · 17 Days Ago

    A very interesting body of work!

  8. culturacontralapobreza · 17 Days Ago

    El universo de el Bosco es muy especial y a mí me encanta. Como dices tú podría estar horas delante del Jardín de las Delicias. El montaje del Prado de la nueva sala de el Bosco es muy recomendable.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 16 Days Ago

      La última vez que estuve en el Prado fue hace más de 10 años, me gustaría regresar cuando se pueda porque si, el Bosco es uno de mis favoritos. Gracias y un abrazo,

  9. magickmermaid · 15 Days Ago

    Truly one of the greatest imaginations of all times. As you mentioned, I could look at one of his paintings again and again and still find something new I had not noticed before

  10. spwilcen · 13 Days Ago

    One whose talent I admire but art I can do without. Fine post. An aside my friend: you know you can do something about rampant censorship – stop patronizing companies that assume they have the right to censor AND educate those who do not recognize the evils those companies/corporations represent. Do so before it is too late.

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