Hieronymus Bosch , born Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken ( c. 1450 – 9 August 1516) was a Dutch painter. His work is known for its use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives.
Bosch produced several triptychs. Among his most famous is The Garden of Earthly Delights. This painting, for which the original title has not survived, depicts paradise with Adam and Eve and many wondrous animals on the left panel, the earthly delights with numerous nude figures and tremendous fruit and birds on the middle panel, and hell with depictions of fantastic punishments of the various types of sinners on the right panel. When the exterior panels are closed the viewer can see, painted in grisaille, God creating the Earth. These paintings—especially the Hell panel—are painted in a comparatively sketchy manner which contrasts with the traditional Flemish style of paintings, where the smooth surface—achieved by the application of multiple transparent glazes—conceals the brushwork. In this painting, and more powerfully in works such as his Temptation of St. Anthony (Lisbon), Bosch draws with his brush. Not surprisingly, Bosch is also one of the most revolutionary draftsmen in the history of art, producing some of the first autonomous sketches in Northern Europe. - Wikipedia
Jeroen van Aeken, cujo pseudónimo é Hieronymus Bosch, e também conhecido como Jeroen Bosch, ('s-Hertogenbosch, c. 1450 — Agosto de 1516), foi um pintor e gravador neerlandês dos séculos XV e XVI.
Muitos dos seus trablhos retratam cenas de pecado e tentação, recorrendo à utilização de figuras simbólicas complexas, originais, imaginativas e caricaturais, muitas das quais eram obscuras mesmo no seu tempo.
Pintores alemães como Martin Schongauer, Matthias Grünewald e Albrecht Dürer influenciaram a obra de Bosch. Apesar de ter sido quase contemporâneo de Jan van Eyck, seu estilo era completamente diferente.
Especula-se que sua obra terá sido uma das fontes do movimento surrealista do século XX, que teve mestres como Max Ernst e Salvador Dalí. - Wikipedia
|Detail of "The Temptation of St. Anthony"|
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