Thank you so much for showing up. Your post is most kind and generous; I would say all too generous in your appreciation of this forum. In my opinion, however, your choice of your favorite paintings by Bosch do honor your artistic taste.
It's so curious that in selecting the work to be featured I concluded from the start that any other than The Garden of Earthly Delights would not be the perfect choice, and that in the same spell I had to decide whether or not to include the outer wings, "God creating the Earth," in the presentation itself. The answer of course was yes, but then I also wanted to include Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, a painting that has thrilled me for longer than I can remember, and which in addition is not as well known as the others - which was in keeping with the general rule that I imposed myself from the start for this forum, namely to always feature works that were not all-too known.
So there you are, other than Bosch's Garden, the other two paintings are the ones in your own choice. The Saint John, however, I had to add outside the presentation itself, so I grabbed the first occasion that was offered to me in the form of Kathleen post. I will not mention again why I love that painting, other than to elaborate a bit on why I think it is Saint John's figure in that particular stance which so much equilibrates the painting as a whole: it is his outstretched right leg and foot that ultimately does the miracle and, at the same time, adds the perfect dose of dynamism to an otherwise completely idyllic composition.
Luis Miguel Goitizolo