This is the ONLY video about this painting on YouTube, or anywhere, period!
The Fall of the Damned, by Dirk Bouts is a forgotten, underrated, and overlooked masterpiece. Why hasn’t anyone else made a video about it, and why had I never seen it before until I discovered it on my own in a roundabout way searching other painters from the Late Middle Ages? Most art authorities just regurgitate whatever they were taught, and YouTubers make videos about whatever is the most popular in order to be popular themselves. But nobody needs me to add to that pile of the same old shit about the same old shit, and I have my own eyes. I trust my own judgement, and art history is crafted by wordsmiths and people who want to impose a paradigm on art, in which case art serves their agenda.
My resurrection of this masterpiece is, among other things, a wrench in the art paradigm machine.
So, here is a video with super hi-rez details about this painting, plus an appropriately heavy metal soundtrack, sound effects, and all in in my own peculiar video-editing style. I had to go through great trouble to create the hi-rez details, zooms, and pans. There’s no place online where you can download the image this large. I had to piece it together in Photoshop, and multiple times for different sections of the painting, etc.
If you prefer a written version with pics, here’s my article version on this blog: https://artofericwayne.com/2021/10/10/the-fall-of-the-damned-by-dirk-bouts-1750-a-masterful-conjuring-of-hell/
Also it’s just in time for Halloween. It’s haunted, and a little scary at times. The perfect art history video for the holiday.
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