The Circle and the Wheel and the Sundoor


[aras-image:5Ga.009,a,10,,,Figure 19 Earthly Paradise.]

Another sphere appears as a detail in the "Earthly Paradise" of Hieronymous Bosch. It shows a man and a woman completely absorbed in each other but totally isolated within a sphere. The nature of fascination isolates as an impenetrable container the couple from the rest of society. Perhaps the special feeling which often occurs between twins stems from their prenatal experience as though they remember in some unconscious way that they never were alone. Most human beings begin life alone in the womb, not as twins.