A Dutch painter of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. His allegorical religious works include his masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights, in which grotesque, fantastical creatures mingle with human figures.
It’s strange but true — your crisp “dollar” comes from the word “Joachimsthaler.” Here’s the story.Today, this humble blog gets serious. Prepare to unravel (some) of the mysteries of money. Open your wallet and take out a dollar bill. What is this complicated piece of paper that so much of your life depends on? And really, what’s the deal with the pyramid with an eye on top? (Here’s a decent answer.) The U.S. is one of many countries to call …
Bosch's work is often considered a forerunner of surrealism.
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