Listen To A Song Hidden In A 528-Year-Old Painting Of Hell

Listen To A Song Hidden In A 528-Year-Old Painting Of Hell

Hieronymus Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights' is one of the most famous and nightmarish paintings in the world.

The iconic triptych was painted sometime between 1490 and 1510 - a time when Bosch was at the height of his powers as an artist.

The first panel depicts creation and the story of Adam & Eve, the central panel reveals a garden landscape brimming with imaginary creatures and fantasy characters.

But it's the final and 3rd panel that is the most striking, a brutal interpretation of hell and damnation, complete with demons and devils performing unspeakable acts on their victims.

But in the midst of all the hellfire, there's a bizarre musical melody printed on the buttocks of a sinner. This peculiar detail had been largely ignored by the art world, who rendered it insignificant to the overall effect of the scene.

That was until a curious blogger by the name of Amelia noticed the melody and opted to actually play and record it.

I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.

This is the apparent sound of hell, as created by Bosh and his 528 year old painting.

Is it what you expected?


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