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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Stan Brakhage

USA, 1981
2 minutes, 30 seconds, Colour, Silent
Available formats: 16mm

This film (related to ‘Mothlight’) is a collage composed entirely of mountain zone vegetation. As the title suggests it is an homage to (but also argument with) Hieronymous Bosch. It pays tribute as well, and more naturally to, ‘The Tangled Garden’ of J.E.H Macdonald and the flower paintings of Emil Nolde. – S.B.