Welcome to Hell! 🔥
This week, we chose to shiver with fear. With this special playlist for Halloween, Art Explora Academy offers you a ride in hell! Discover how artists have sought to represent death and let Bosch’s demons give a glimpse into the afterlife…

What does the goldfinch symbolise? And what do birds have to do with death? Ed Dickenson from our Learning team explains some of the lost or forgotten meanings in our paintings.

Content produced by : The National Gallery

On the agenda
video - 4:54
Birds and death in paintings
By: The National Gallery
video - 6:20
Hell in 6 Minutes: The Underworld in Different Mythologies Explained
By: Curious Muse
video - 6:41
Know the Artist: Hieronymus Bosch
By: Several Circles
video - 16:33
Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights
By: Great Art Explained
video - 4:34
Five spooky paintings
By: Accessible art history
video - 2:40
Aztec skulls and spin painting: Damien Hirst’s Cornucopia
By: British Museum