Noordbrabants Museum Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius

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'Lushly illustrated with descriptions of the works . . . [in] reader-friendly prose' - New York Times Book Review

An accessible survey on a genius artist, published to accompany the 500th anniversary of Bosch's death 

Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) lived and worked in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, where he created enigmatic paintings and drawings full of bizarre creatures, phantasmagoric monsters, and terrifying nightmares. He also depicted detailed landscapes and found inspiration in fundamental moral concepts: seduction, sin, and judgment.

This beautiful book accompanies a major exhibition on Bosch's work in his native city - the largest exhibition ever held on Hieronymus Bosch - and features important new research on his 25 known paintings and 20 drawings. The book, divided into six sections, covers the entirety of the artist's career. It discusses topics including Bosch's role as a draughtsman, his depictions of saints, and his visualisation of Judgment Day and the Hereafter. The book is handsomely illustrated by new photography taken by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project Team.

Details
  • Author: Matthijs Ilsink
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Date published:  15 March 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300220131
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 24.8 x 1.5cm
Reviews

'Lushly illustrated with descriptions of the works . . . [in] reader-friendly prose' - New York Times Book Review

'Anyone interested in Renaissance art or in the major themes of salvation and damnation that often dominated art and literature throughout Christian history should love this book. The images are absolutely striking' - Bowling Green Daily News

'This wonderfully approachable monograph will delight readers who know and love Bosch's paintings, as well as those unfamiliar with them or with his equally remarkable drawings. Its splendid illustrations include numerous enlarged details that enable an understanding that even seeing the paintings in person cannot offer--and Bosch's work is very rich in small-scale events. . . . Excellently written for the intelligent, generalist reader' - Artblog


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