Strange, weird, frightening – the most frequent epithets mentioned to describe the works of Bosch. All the superstitions and fears that tortured the medieval man, are reported in his works. It is no coincidence that his world known painting "Garden of earthly delights", represents the human kind trapped in its own sins and absorbed all the atmosphere of the epoch, has become a symbol of the Middle Age.
Around 30 paintings are attributed to Bosch even though only seven of them
actually bear his signature. None of the paintings were titled by the master
during his lifetime; all the titles were given to his work by art historians later
on. Little is known about his personal life and career but for a handful of facts
– he was a third-generation artist, he married into a wealthy family, he had
no children, and he was a member of the Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady, an
influential religious group in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. So who is Hieronymus Bosch?
Some say he is a surrealist artist, ‘an honorary professor of nightmares’.
Some insist that his paintings contain encrypted secret formulas used by
alchemists, astrologers and sorcerers at the time. And some believe he was
a heretic, a follower of some banned sects, even though he is known to have
been an extremely religious person.
At the exhibition "BOSCH. Professor of nightmares" you will see a real carnival of terrible and at the same time attractive works of the painter. The Cinema360 technology will allow you to merge inside the famous triptych Bosch "Garden of earthly delights."