Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch Four hundred little people frolic au naturel with overgrown songbirds and raspberries a pudgy blue demon serenades a fashionable young couple with a tune piped through his own elongated nose a knife w

hieronymus bosch Hieronymous Bosch Hieronymus Bosch c August , Hieronymus Bosch, born Jeroen Anthonissen van Aken c August , was an Early Netherlandish painter of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Many of his works depict sin and human moral failings. Hieronymus Bosch Hieronymus Bosch Painter Biography Hieronymus Bosch was a European painter of the late Middle Ages His two most famous works are The Garden of Earthly Delights and The Temptation of St Anthony. Hieronymus Bosch artworks WikiArt Very little is known about the artist Hieronymus Bosch His date of birth, thoughts, writings, personality, and the meaning of his art have all been lost to time What is left, though, is a series of paintings that defy the imagination as well as any set art form before him What is known is that he Hieronymus Bosch Harry Bosch Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Hieronymus Bosch To mark the th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch , s Hertogenbosch, the city in the Netherlands where he was born and lived and worked most of his life, staged the largest Bosch retrospective ever.

  • Title: Hieronymus Bosch
  • Author: Larry Silver David Dabricant
  • ISBN: 9780789209016
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Four hundred little people frolic au naturel with overgrown songbirds and raspberries a pudgy blue demon serenades a fashionable young couple with a tune piped through his own elongated nose a knife wielding set of disembodied ears stalks the damned through hell The phantasmagoric imagery of Hieronymus Bosch d 1516 has been the source of widespread interest ever sincFour hundred little people frolic au naturel with overgrown songbirds and raspberries a pudgy blue demon serenades a fashionable young couple with a tune piped through his own elongated nose a knife wielding set of disembodied ears stalks the damned through hell The phantasmagoric imagery of Hieronymus Bosch d 1516 has been the source of widespread interest ever since the painter s lifetime, and is still so enigmatic that scholars have theorized that it contains hidden astrological, alchemical, or even heretical meanings Yet none of these theories has ever seemed to provide an adequate understanding of Bosch s work Moreover, the considerable professional success that the artist enjoyed in his native Hertogenbosch, not to mention his membership in a traditional religious organization, suggests that he pursued not a sinister secret agenda but simply his personal artistic vision.This intriguing new monograph by noted art historian Larry Silver interprets that artistic vision with admirable lucidity it explains how Bosch s understanding of human sin, morality, and punishment, which was conceived in an era of powerful apocalyptic expectation, shaped his dramatic visualizations of hell and of the temptations of even the most steadfast saints Silver s account of Bosch s artistic development is one of the first to benefit from recent technical investigations of the paintings, as well as from the reexamination of the artistG s drawings in relation to his paintings Hieronymus Bosch is also unique in how securely it places its subject s work in the broader history of painting in the Low Countries Silver identifies sources of BoschG s iconography in a wide range of fifteenth century panel paintings, manuscript illuminations, and prints, and describes how, despite their own religiousness, Bosch s pictures helped inspire the secular landscape and genre scenes of later Netherlandish painters Augmented by 310 illustrations, most in color, including many dramatic close ups of BoschG s intricately imagined nightmare scenes, this is the definitive book on a perennially fascinating artist.

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    1. A hefty and rather thorough volume on Hieronymus Bosch, probably one of the most fascinating and famous painter in the history of the arts. His Garden of Earthly Delights has been reproduced countless times on posters and T-shirts, probably even more than Mickey Mouse. However, the meaning of these fantastical images might well elude us today. This book, by Larry Silver, a revered professor of Northern Renaissance art at the University of Pennsylvania, provides a straightforward yet detailed ana [...]

    2. Part of my book-a-licious birthday gifts. Who knew that watching In Bruges was going to kick off an interest in Hieronymous Bosch that would lead to this gigantic book being one of the prize gifts I received? I tore open the paper and saw half of the back cover squealed "Hieronymous Bosch!" like a Twilight fan seeing Edward Cullen saunter by twinkling in the sunlight. This is a big brute of an art book but well worth it so far as Silver delves into Bosch's paintings and provides me with much fo [...]

    3. We had this book in the home library when I was a little kid. It was apparently my dad's book; my mom wouldn't let me look at it. A couple of years ago I opened it and looked at all his paintings and I understood why. Hieronymus Bosch was one sick fuck! He was truly the original Surrealist, and he's better than Salvador Dali any day. He basically was very religious and expressed complex medieval theological ideas in his paintings but he got to draw pictures of hell with whatever images popped in [...]

    4. The Garden of Earthly Delights invokes awestruck wonder in me with its beautiful and unprecedented weirdness every time I behold it. Where did his ideas come from? In keeping with the strange, after picking this book up from the library three weeks ago (which nearly required a wheelbarrow to transport home), Hieronymus Bosch has popped up unexpectedly in the two books I've read since. Granted, three appearances in a row (one intentional, two unforeseeable) is not the most profound of coincidence [...]

    5. Magnificent overview of Bosch' works replete with fastidious detail and many rich plates. Completely psyched to see many of these works at The Prado in a few short days!

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