It's got the music of the damned tattooed all over it. What sin did this guy commit to get his own cursed song inked into his behind?
Here's a pullback shot of the picture:
And here's the whole triptych by Hieronymus Bosch - "The Garden of Earthly Delights":
Anyhow, some genius student by name of Amelia from Oklahoma Christian University noticed this guy's shame in a painting. After she and a mate had snickered over it a while (embarrassment is part of this guy's penance for his sin. Man, what did he do?) she decided to transcribe it.
I'm liking Amelia. She's a music/arts major with a bit of computer science thrown in. This is exactly the sort of whackadoodle thing I would have done at university.
Apparently I'm not the only one who's intrigued by her music. Will, the wellmanicuredman, was also taken by this cursed little tune and he did a rather lovely arrangement, with lyrics. I can't embed it here, so go listen to it. You'll like it.
I wish I knew the guy's original sin. Must have been a doozy, because here we are, six hundred years later, giving him grief.
Her Grace's blog post today is brought to you by a love of music, a strange sense of humour and TASE Day.