‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ exhibition by Tim Walker
Mimi Blogger Team went to the opening of the exhibition ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by photographer Tim Walker and setdresser Shona Heath, who also designed the exhibition, at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. This was at the beginning of November. Due to busy work days we weren’t able to post earlier on this must-see expo. We think Mimi Berlin’s Blog is not your only way of getting to know what’s going on, so you probably know all about this show: we won’t elaborate more on how wonderful we thought it was.
The exhibition will run through 25 Feb 2018 at het Noord Brabants museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Click HERE for your Partysnaps Fix made by Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at this opening
Mimi Berlin also writes for Woth Magazine: check that out https://www.woth.co/wothson/the-garden-of-earthly-delights/
“This autumn will see the Noordbrabants Museum exhibit The Garden of Earthly Delights, a striking series of images from internationally renowned photographer, Tim Walker (Guilford, 1970). The impressive photographs, inspired by the mysterious visual language of Hieronymus Bosch, were commissioned by the Nicola Erni Collection. The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, is the first and currently the only museum to be showing the complete collection of 26 larger-than-life images. The exhibition will run between 4th November 2017 and 25th February 2018, and is designed by Shona Heath. A publication will be issued on the occasion of the exhibition.
In January of 2015, British photographer, Tim Walker received a commission from The Nicola Erni Collection to produce a series of works of his own choosing. He was given carte blanche with an agreed upon budget. For this dream project, Tim Walker decided to draw inspiration from an artist who’d fascinated him since childhood: 15th century Dutch master, Hieronymus Bosch. Walker spent a year working on the collection, a photographic response to The Garden of Earthly Delights (circa 1495-1505, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid). The ominous tone in the images is new for both the photographer himself and for fashion photography at wide, where beauty, health and glamour are the main tenets.
Set design by Shona Heath
In defining the images, Walker isolated visual elements he finds to be typically Bosch: the bubble with veins, the shell, the strawberry, the vines and the snakes, intuitively creating a Boschian world with the help of set designer, Shona Heath. The composition was created in front of the camera. The photographs were shot at the Eglingham Hall estate in Northumberland, one of Walker’s favourite locations to shoot. The images capture pieces from the 2015 Valentino Couture autumn collection, which was inspired by Roman renaissance paintings and is reminiscent of the dress depicted in the Hieronymus Bosch painting, Adoration of the Magi (1490-1500, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid). Thirteen high-profile models were cast, including Guinevere von Seenus, Anna Cleveland and Dutch model, Jelle Haen. (read more: het Noord Brabants museum)