Hieronymus BoschMarch 7th, 2012 | Posted by in Ancient & Middle Age Art
Hieronymus Bosch – finally something about you – because you definitely deserved it so much! I don’t know why but I really think his work is so contemporary and could be as well almost from a painter of nowadays! It always astonishes me when I retake a look on his work and I put it in the same row to a contemporary painter…
I did that with the article about the artist: Andrew Schoultz – go an check it out – then you will understand what I mean:
This triptych is one of his most famous pieces: “The Garden of Earthly Delights”
It depicts paradise with Adam and Eve. The left panel shows wondrous animals. In the middle one can see the earthly delights with many nude figures, fruits, birds, etc. It looks like an organized beautiful chaos. And especially the right panel is crazy, which depicts the hell and its punishments of all types of sinners. (see the detail photo)
and please look at this crazy detail of the right panel -
He was definitely on a LSD trip, ahaha. I am getting back to some serious stuff now, sorry!:)
And when the triptychs’ panels are closed one can see this grisaille painting, that represents God creating the world…
Back to Hieronymos and some important basic infos:
He was born around 1450 and died 1516. He was a Dutch painter. His work is known for its fantastic imagery and furthermore his illustration of moral and religious concepts in a narrative way. He is as well known under the name of “Jheronimus Bosch” as some works are signed with this name, which derives from his birthplace: ‘s-Hertogenbosch (commonly called “Den Bosch”).
I love this piece here:
His Carousel – a wonderful Gothic style Celebration of Morality and Eternal Punishment…
There were and still are a lot of different interpretations of Bosch’s Art saying for example that he was inspired by heretical points of view and obscure hermetic practices (especially in the 20th century) or like in the Renaissance, when people interpreted Bosch’s paintings like out of the grotesque art style and decided that it was more of an amusement and worlds of monsters and great fantasy. Personally I don’t think he was a heretic, but anyway sometimes it’s good to take a look and not to interpret too much! So last glance:
Hieronymus Bosch – The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things:
And again a great painter of my so beloved Middle Age! And I am sure a lot of artists nowadays get their inspiration as well from him.
Lovely day to all of you and thanks for reading!
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