Power of Suggestion
Original story at The Chronicle of Higher Education• 12 mentions • 10 months ago
The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 months ago
A framed print of "The Garden of Earthly Delights" hangs above the moss-green, L-shaped sectional in John Bargh's office on the third floor of Yale University's Kirtland Hall. Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych imagines a natural environment that is like ours (water, flowers) yet not (enormous spiked and translucent orbs). What precisely the 15th century Dutch master had in mind is still a mystery, though theories abound. On the left is presumably paradise, in the middle is the world, and on the right is hell, complete with a knife-faced monster and human-devouring bird devil.