A bird-monster devouring sinners, bare our bodies in tantric contortions, a couple of ears brandishing a sharpened blade: with nightmarish information and fantastical painterly schemes, Netherlandish visionary Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) secured his position as an artwork old magnet. 500 years on from his loss of life, his notable works proceed to enthrall students, artists, designers, and musicians.
This large-scale TASCHEN monograph provides the full Bosch oeuvre, celebrating the artist’s staggering compositional scope and so much bizarre and complicated details via full-page reproductions, considerable info, and a fold-out unfold drawn from The final Judgement. With tips from artwork historian and Bosch professional Stefan Fischer, we discover the numerous compelling components that populate every one scene, from hybrid creatures of guy and beast, to painterly attacks at the physique, and a pictorial use of proverbs and idioms. specific recognition is given to Bosch’s most renowned paintings, the mesmerizing, terrifying triptych The backyard of Earthly Delights.