Matt Collings and ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’

In ‘Renaissance Revolution’ shown on BBC2 on Saturday night, Matt Collings analysed  Bosch’s ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ . For some reason the TV critic in Saturday’s Times TV section thought the programme “full of endless waffle”. A bit like critics’ comments then!  Actually it was a fascinating programme, presented in Matt’s own semi-dramatic style, and despite the picture’s modern, almost Dali-esque features it was explained in the context of the time it was painted – some 500 years ago.