Humans are natural cosmologists. We see this truth in our science, but also in our religion and art. So here's the triptych 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by the legendary Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450 - 1516), known mostly for his surreal hellscapes.
But here we see something less nightmarish: the world in its creation on the 3rd day. Populated only by plant life, this would be prior to the creation of animals or man by the Judeo-Christian God. It's so serene, so calm, yet colorless like some Greek netherworld.
Open the doors, of course, and you unfold the full triptych 'The Garden of Earthly Delights," complete with it's psychedelic vision of humanity's creation and judgement.
It's glorious. Click on it for a larger view at all the chaos and madness inflicted by humanity's creation. Now let's take one more look at the serene pre-human Earth in detail: