Bosch

Between heaven and hell: Hieronymus Bosch’s meticulous visions of the gruesome, debauched, and divine
 
As cryptic as they're compelling, the masterpieces of Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516) remain probably the most enduring enigmas of the artwork international. Their intricate, allegorical, and infrequently startling content has captivated not just artwork historians, yet also fashion designers, rock stars, writers, and punk rockers, in addition to numerous smooth and modern artist successors.

Although rooted within the previous Netherlandish culture, Bosch constructed a highly subjective, richly suggestive style to render either the celestial bliss of heaven and the gruesome tortures of hell, so much famously and meticulously excecuted inThe backyard of Earthly Delights. right here, as in his different recognized works, his inventive language combined religious humility with a razor-sharp wit, usually enjoying off pictorial models of up to date proverbs or figures of speech.

This booklet ties jointly the elusive threads of Bosch’s oeuvre to supply a concise advent to an right now haunting and captivating pictorial world.

 
About the Series:
Each ebook in TASCHEN’s uncomplicated artwork sequence positive aspects:
  • a specified chronological precis of the lifestyles and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and ancient importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions

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