We love Hieronymus Bosch Wild Strawberries painting. Our love for the painting has been turned into Massada reinterpretation of content provided by author. We spent endless number of hours in Prado Museum in Madrid, endless number of hours for discussions, research and imaginative work alternating bits and pieces of the picture with great respect to the frame and composition.
Looking at the middle part of El Bosco triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights” we are sucked into idyllic mood of fifteen century picnic. It is a pleasure to watch all these happy people who enjoy mutual company, nature, animals and juicy forest fruits. It is difficult to believe that in a moment they will be punished. From the content of the picture we see that Bosch could have been associated with Adamites or/and Familia Caritatis sect and he was smuggling their ideology into the painting. Many authors including Javier Sierra support the claim. In those difficult and complicated times it is advise to us from the artist how to leave the hell of everyday life behind and head towards paradise. As in the present times, understanding of reality is not as easy as it appears on the surface. Vast conflicting currents fight each other. The beauty of the painting lies to us communication which is overwhelming and open to interpretation 500 years after it has been created.
Using novel comics techniques interpretation we wanted to be as close to original painting. Hold to myriad number of mysterious meanings, detailed compositions, wonderful colors and at this same time add our own contribution. You may find among many hidden meanings that we added dry shell fruit turning mind from the past into which people are looking into. In other place mysterious red tree bears fruits of Laozi wisdom which are wanted by gathered crowd. Men trying to find way into the heart of a women. Endless pageant of people and animals in form of infinity sign signaling a wish for never ending of this parade and happiness. Wish You to discover plenty of other hidden meanings within the picture as original author has intended and we follow discreetly and humbly his path. DISFRUTA ESTAS FRUTAS DEL BOSCO.
Massada is art brand. Activities of founders are split in diffused way to be designers, artistic directors and businessmen. Art is about communicating emotions. It is not purely performing art , heavy part of artistic search is done out of personal curiosity rather than for the initial aim of presenting to the public. We do not start from the end aim of participation in the art projects for the sake of business. We are involved in several experiments in arts and experimental projections which are not aimed at displaying to the broad public. In some cases such projects come to fruition and in such case we want to share them with the audience. In case of our preoccupation with El Bosco universe we found a right partner artist and art historian who was ready to explore and work diligently with the substance assigned. The result of his work and our mutual preparation is was not achieved overnight. The result is sum of all our mutual cultural experiences , education and deliberations. The act of creation was not accidental it was deeply thought process which required skillful dedicated hand of Mateusz Kolek to draw in order not to betray our master Hieronymus Bosch.