Friday, August 5, 2016

The Cruel Beauty of Hieronymus Bosch: 500 Years of Breathtaking Imagery

By Dale Eisinger
"The Garden of Earthly Delights"by Hieronymous Bosch
This year, 500 annums after the death of the mysterious Northern Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands is holding “Visions of a Genius,” which bills itself as the largest retrospective of Bosch’s work ever. A documentary just released in the U.S. follows a team of Dutch art historians preparing for the exhibition, as they travel around the globe to negotiate loans of Bosch’s paintings. And, though the premise of watching people move paintings sounds terribly tedious, Pieter van Huystee’s Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil provides an intriguing mélange of international politics, history, and otherworldly art. [link]

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