Bosch : The 5th Centenary Exhibition
'reveals his originality, skill as a draftsman and painter, and views on human iniquity' - The Wall Street Journal
The Museo del Prado houses the largest known collection of works by Jheronimus Bosch with works including The Adoration of the Magi and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptychs. This magnificent, richly illustrated companion book to most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on Bosch, reproduces these masterpieces and other recently cleaned and restored paintings.
A distinguished team of Bosch scholars contribute to the volume. Pilar Silva Maroto's essay presents an updated biography of Bosch and his family, and includes all the surviving documents dating from his lifetime. It also locates the artist in the context of his home town, 's-Hertogenbosch, and offers an in-depth appreciation of his status as a painter and draughtsman.
Eric De Bruyn considers Bosch's sources in texts and images; Paul Vandenbroeck, his values and ideology; and Larry Silver, the sins and their punishment, a fundamental theme in the artist's work. The catalogue entries for the paintings belonging to the Prado collection discuss the findings of recent technical research carried out specifically for the exhibition, which has shed new light on these works.
- Author: Pilar Silva Maroto
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Date published: January 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500970799
- Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.0 cm