On the left side of the central panel of Judgement Day, a joyful blue creature cheer up with its music the terrible show. It symbolizes the debauchery that closes the doors of Paradise to many people on Judgement Day
JJEROME BOSCH (+1516) :
From an artistic point of view, Hieronymus, better known as Jerome, was considered as a brilliant forerunner of surrealism and was an unique and radically innovator in his time. Bosch was born during the transition between the Middle-Age and the Renaissance in the city of Bois-le-Duc, in the duchy of Brabant. Bosch put fantastic patterns in a hostile and mystic world. He was convinced that men fell under the influence of evil because of their own stupidity and their sins. He put a mirror in front of the world with an intellectual irony and a magic symbolic and spared no one. He targeted with his sharp arrows both the hypocrisy of the clergy as well as the total lack of reserve of nobles and the immorality of people. The style of Bosch comes from the tradition of manual illustration of book during Middle-Ages.
The caricatured representation of evil has some exorcist’s aspects but is also a way to make critics and warning based on religious principles.