Friday, April 28, 2006

(17) Auriga in El Jardín de las Delicias

An image of the constellation Auriga in El Jardín de las Delicias/The Garden of Delights is like the one in Bruegel's drawing of The Beekeepers, but much less precise. It more or less resembles the constellation as it appears in the sky and on a modern star map (that is, not reversed left to right). Like the image of Orion in The Pedlar, the image of Auriga can be identified with some certainty because the painting includes other surrounding constellations, which will be shown above in a larger map.


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