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Author: Gary Schwartz

ISBN: 9780715651247
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 July 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 32.4 x 26.4 x 2.5
The clearest and most complete introduction available to the visionary art of Hieronymous Bosch, an individualistic painter with deep insight into man's desires and deepest fears.

Hieronymous Bosch (c. 1450-1516) was a remarkable artist from the Netherlands who left an indelible mark on the imagination of the world. He was one of the few artists who rose above the conventions of his time and created a new visual language of macabre symbolism, sometimes a literal translation of verbal metaphors found in the Bible.

He gave his imagination free rein in works, his paintings populated with grotesque scenes using images of demons and other fantastical creatures to portray the lacking morality of man. Bosch produced at least sixteen triptychs, of which eight are fully intact, and another five in fragments. His most famous work, The Garden of Earthly Delights, depicts the decline of the world through sin, a beautiful garden becoming a dark, fiery nightmare. Like so many of his pieces, it serves as a visual lecture on morality.

Hertogenbosch, a city in the Netherlands and Bosch's hometown, celebrates the life and works of the artist ...

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