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The Resource Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works

Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works

Label
Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works
Title
Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bosch - whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken - was widely copied and imitated: the number of surviving works by Bosch's followers exceeds the master's own production by more than tenfold.
Biographical or historical data
Stefan Fischer studied art history, history and classical archaeology in Munster, Amsterdam and Bonn. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis on "Hieronymus Bosch: Malerei als Vision, Lehrbild und Kunstwerk". His specialist fields are Netherlandish painting of the 15th to the 17th century and museology.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
  • 759.9492
  • 759.9492
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
  • Individual artists, art monographs
  • Art and Design
  • History of art
  • Individual artists, art monographs
Summary expansion
In the midst of the realist-leaning artistic climate of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) was more than an anomaly. Bosch's paintings are populated with grotesque scenes of fantastical creatures succumbing to all manner of human desire, fantasy, and angst. One of his greatest inventions was to take the figural and scenic representations known as drolleries, which use the monstrous and the grotesque to illustrate sin and evil, and to transfer them from the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts into large-format panel paintings. Alongside traditional hybrids of man and beast, such as centaurs, and mythological creatures such as unicorns, devils, dragons, and griffins, we also encounter countless mixed creatures freely invented by the artist. Many subsidiary scenes illustrate proverbs and figures of speech in common use in Bosch's day. In his Temptation of St Anthony triptych, for example, the artist shows a messenger devil wearing ice skates, evoking the popular expression that the world was "skating on ice"-meaning it had gone astray. In his pictorial translation of proverbs, in particular, Bosch was very much an innovator. Bosch-whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken-was widely copied and imitated: the number of surviving works by Bosch's followers exceeds the master's own production by more than tenfold. Today only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Bosch's oeuvre. He continues to be seen as a visionary, a portrayer of dreams and nightmares, and the painter par excellence of hell and its demons.Featuring brand new photography of recently restored paintings, this book covers the artist's complete works. Discover Bosch's pictorial inventions in splendid reproductions with copious details. Art historian and acknowledged Bosch expert Stefan Fischer examines just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential
Target audience
general
Label
Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9783836538350
Dimensions
33x24x3 cm.
Extent
300 p.
Isbn
9783836538350
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9783836538350
Dimensions
33x24x3 cm.
Extent
300 p.
Isbn
9783836538350
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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