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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Perfect Artist for This Period in History! Hieronymus Bosch

A friend and I were chatting this morning about the perfect artists for these nutty times. My friend mentioned Hieronymus Bosch. His fantastic and macabre paintings perfectly represent the macabre mainstream of the 21st century as do those of Pieter Bruegel who was influenced by Bosch. I'm sure you recognize some of the characters in these paintings: the party boat full of drunks, the angry, the gluttons, the murderers. You can easily find examples of the seven deadly sins in these paintings. Bosch and Bruegel were obviously well aware of mankind's failings. But you can also find the pious and prayerful. We will be sorted on the last day. 

Heironymus Bosch, Temptation of St. Anthony

Hieronymus Bosch, Ship of Fools (1490-1500) also called The Debauched Revelers
Hieronymus Bosch, The Last Judgment

Hieronymus Bosch follower, Christ in Limbo (1590)

1 comment:

Paint said...

That first painting is by Von Craesbeek, not Bosch. The paintings are of the same name, but very different styles.