News of: Wednesday, February 10 2016,
To mark the 500th anniversary of this death, the Noordbrabants Museum organizes an exhibition of most of the works by the late medieaval painter Hieronymus Bosch.
The works of Hieronymus Bosch (or Jeroen Bosch) are very modern for the time in which they were produced. His characteristic and puzzling work full of illusions and hallucinations, bizarre monsters and nightmares, depicts the great themes of his time: temptation, sin and judgement. His work was no less popular after his death and it has inspired numerous artists to the present day.
The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch (a.k.a. 's-Hertogenbosch) has organized an exhibition which displays most of Bosch' known works. Some 20 paintings (of the known +/- 24) and 19 drawings are exhibited.
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.
All works are temporary loans from all over the world, as in Den Bosch itself there are no paintings by Bosch left.
The exhibition (that opens on February 13 2016 and lasts until May 8 2016) promises to become a real 'block-buster': already tens of thousands of tickets have been sold through the website.
Den Bosch is about 80 km South of Amsterdam. It can be reached easily by a 1 hour (direct) train ride. Trains go every day, from early morning until midnight, about 4 times per hour. The museum is about a kilometer (10-15 min. walk) from the Den Bosch train station.
For more details / practical info, check the event page.
Hay Wain by Hieronymus Bosch (Jeroen Bosch)
Jeroen Bosch - The Hell and the Flood
Jeroen Bosch - Last judgement (detail)