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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 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

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    Portrait of Hieronymus Bosch

    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.

    Hieronymus Bosch in the Chrysler Museum

    About the Publisher


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