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Hieronymus Bosch, an artist from the 15th and 16th centuries, created puzzling and fascinating artworks that continue to intrigue people today. His paintings are full of intricate details and hidden meanings, captivating not only art experts but also inspiring fashion designers, musicians, writers, and many other artists.

Bosch's unique style blends the traditional art of his time with his own imaginative and thought-provoking ideas. His most famous work, The Garden of Earthly Delights, depicts both heavenly joy and horrifying suffering with incredible detail and precision. In this painting and others, Bosch combines religious themes with clever humor, often incorporating popular sayings or figures of speech.

This book unravels the mysteries of Bosch's art and provides a concise introduction to his haunting and captivating world of images. It invites readers to explore the enigmatic and fascinating world created by this remarkable artist.

    • English edition

    Product Details

    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Published in 2015
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.6 inches  (25.9 × 21.1 × 1.5 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.4 lb (22.4 oz; 635 g)
    • SKU010002440 | 9783836559867

    About Walter Bosing

    Walter Bosing (born 1936) is an accomplished author known for his insightful contributions to the world of art. With a passion for art history and a keen eye for detail, Bosing has written numerous books that delve into the lives and works of prominent artists. His writings provide engaging narratives and in-depth analysis, making art accessible and captivating for readers of all backgrounds. Bosing's expertise and dedication to his craft have earned him recognition as a respected voice in the field, offering valuable insights into the fascinating world of art.

    About the Artist, Hieronymus Bosch

    Hieronymus Bosch, born Jheronimus van Aken (c. 1450–1516), was a Dutch painter known for his enigmatic and fantastical artworks. Little is known about Bosch's life, but his unconventional and imaginative works have left an indelible mark on the history of art. Bosch's paintings, often filled with bizarre and nightmarish imagery, reveal a unique worldview that challenges conventional interpretations.

    Bosch's art is characterized by intricate details and complex symbolism. His most famous triptych, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," presents a vivid depiction of humanity's moral decay and the consequences of indulgence. From its stunning landscapes to its surreal creatures and vivid colors, the painting invites viewers into a fantastical realm that is both alluring and disturbing.

    Despite the mysterious nature of Bosch's art, his influence on subsequent generations of artists cannot be overstated. His ability to blend religious themes with imaginative elements set him apart from his contemporaries and continues to captivate audiences today. Bosch's legacy is a testament to his unparalleled creativity, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and inspiring generations of artists to explore the depths of their imagination.

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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