DAILY ART FIX: Contemporary Artists Pay Tribute to Bosch’s Powerful Imagination

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SMACK, “SPECULUM” (2016-2020), installation view

Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastical, large-scale triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights” has enthralled and mystified viewers for centuries. Painted between 1490 and 1500, the work’s weird and wondrous depictions of paradise and hell continue to capture our attention, reminding us of our own hectic, excessive, and sometimes catastrophic world. Bosch’s masterpiece has been on display at Madrid’s Museo del Prado since 1939, where it has inspired generations of artists, including Surrealists like Dalí and Miró. Today, a new exhibition pays tribute to the lasting influence of this iconic painting and to Bosch’s powerful imagination.

Tributes, or inferior, uninspired, politically correct rip offs? You be the judge.

Read the full article here: HYPERALLERGIC – Contemporary Artists Pay Tribute to Bosch’s Powerful Imagination

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DAILY ART FIX: 7 Strange Details in Hieronymus Bosch Paintings Explained

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Hieronymus Bosch, detail of central, interior panel in The Garden of Earthly Delights. Oil on oak panels. 81 in × 152 in. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) was an enigmatic Dutch painter. Little is known about Bosch, but his intricate and bizarre imagery remains compellingly disturbing. But they are not random, or shocking for the sake of shock. As stated in Art & Object:

It is now largely agreed that Bosch’s paintings were made with very specific intentions in mind to instruct and communicate. The artist used traditional symbols but also created his own, referencing the Bible and Flemish folklore to create unique visual manifestations of established metaphors and puns. All of this is to say, the moralistic bent of Bosch’s paintings—however fantastical their imagery—do fall seamlessly in line with the didactic literature of the late medieval period.

See the full article here: ART & OBJECT – 7 Strange Details in Hieronymus Bosch Paintings Explained

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