Jheronimus Bosch back in Town
Jacques le Boucq (1520-1573), portrait of Jheronimus Bosch, 1520. Wikipedia
To mark the 500th year since his death, Het Noordbrabants Museum is presenting the exhibition, ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of genius’, from 13th February to 8th May 2016. For one time only, the majority of his work will return to his city, Den Bosch, officially known as ’s-Hertogenbosch. Bosch’s themes are based on tradition, but his artistic language and way of working was entirely modern. His visions were based on religious conviction, realism and fantasy.
Around 20 paintings and 19 drawings by Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) will be exhibited, including four triptychs and four double-sided painted panels. The exhibition will also show panels which were painted in Bosch’s work place as well as important followers. In addition, art works from the 15th and 16th centuries will provide the context in which Bosch created his work, and film presentations will provide insight into the surprising results of the Bosch research.