The Temptation of St. Anthony – Joos van Craesbeeck

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The scene is dominated, however, by the giant head of a man, from which countless devils arise, as evil thoughts given physical form – while the man himself looks on in horror and the products of his mind. In his forehead – a peeled-open gash – devilish beings have lodged themselves: among them, a painter, an eyeglass, and a bird’s nest, leaving the viewer to wonder at their enigmatic meaning.

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