Details: This poster is of The Ship of Fools, by Hieronymus Bosch. It shows prodigal humans wasting their lives instead of spending it in useful ways. The painting is dense in symbolism: the owl in the tree is symbolic of heresy; the lute and bowl of cherries have erotic associations; the people in the water may represent the sins of gluttony or lust; the inverted funnel is symbolic of madness; the large roast bird is a symbol of gluttony; a monk and a nun are singing together. This has some erotic overtones (especially with the presence of the aforementioned lute).
Hieronymus Bosch (born Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken c.2 October 1453 ¿ August 9, 1516) was an Early Netherlandish painter. The artist's work is well-known for the use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives. Bosch produced several triptychs. Among his most famous is The Garden of Earthly Delights. Bosch's works and his depictions of sinful humanity, his conceptions of Heaven and Hell are now seen as consistent with those of late medieval didactic literature and sermons. It is generally accepted that Bosch¿s art was created to teach specific moral and spiritual truths in the manner of other Northern Renaissance figures. Some see Bosch as a proto-type medieval surrealist
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.