Hieronymus Bosch

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    Hieronymus Bosch: The Dutch Painter

     Hieronymus Bosch (October 1453 to August 1516) was a Dutch painter who attributed a monstrous style and focused on human voice and condemnation. The use of "medieval" symbols and garish images in Jerome's works has fascinated various scholars to this day of their intended meaning. 

     "The Garden of Earthly Delights (or The Millennium, 1505)" is an example with complex imagery and meanings that describes human history primarily through biblical terms and is full of terrifying symbols and images depicting the end of the world in shame. 

     From a young age, he was impressed by a religious society, the Brothers of Common Life. Society has been involved in eradicating moral corruption. She married Alert Goyaerts van den Meervenne who was a wealthy woman, in 1479 or 1481. 

     She was a member of the Brotherhood of Notre Dame, a society meant for the rich and the elite; of course, he became a member of this society and accepted numerous commissions to paint altarpieces for the Brotherhood of Our Lady. He meticulously designed chandeliers, stained glass windows, and crucifixes. 

      The famous works of Hieronymus Bosch: 

     His abstract and unconventional way of depicting images managed to captivate the imagination of people everywhere. He didn't paint normal biblical portraits. He wanted to highlight the misery and suffering of the people in Hell. Understandably, his pictures looked like animals and strangers. His best-known works include: 

     Seven Deadly Sins 

    • The Hay Cart 
    • The Garden of Earthly Delights 
    • Adoration of the Magi 
    • A Human Head on Feet 
    • Scary-Looking Dangerous Birds with Human Legs 
    • A Knife between unusually large ones human ears 
    • A human body with tree trunks instead of hands 

      His depictions of monsters attracted large crowds with awe, amazement, and astonishment and made him very famous in his time.

     Other works of art: 

     At the age of 30, Bosch married Aleyt Goyaerts van den Meervenne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Hertogenbosch. The couple moved to Oirschot, the religious group "The Brotherhood of Our Lady", Hertogenbosch. Jerome's famous works are "The Garden of Earthly Delights," a "triptych" full of symbols of sin. Left-wing, also known as the "Union of Adam and Eve," shows Adam and Eve standing in Paradise. At the same time, God blesses their union. From a young age, he was impressed by a religious society, the Brothers of Common Life Society, which has been involved in eradicating moral corruption.

     The panel also contains several "symbolic" images, such as the owl and the unicorn, made by different people are often interpreted differently. With his masterly use of colour, Bosch draws haunting images of a burning city with mutated animals and demons that feed on human flesh. These terrible images indicate the consequences of a life lived in sinful pleasure. 

     Critics have tried to link the fantasies shown in "The Garden of Earthly Delights" with realities but have never come to a logical interpretation. Geronimo Bosch died in 1516 and left the world to unravel the secrets of his most famous work. The painting work is currently on display in the Prado Museum in Madrid.


    Bosch sold his pictures to prominent buyers and received large orders from them. When he was very successful, Hieronymus changed his surname from van Aken to Bosch to spread his birthplace Hertogenbosch, fascinated by religion, politics, astrology, black and white magic alchemy. His fascination remained on an intellectual level and was never experimental. His works are considered an inspiration for the "surrealist" movement in the 20th century


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