's Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) - Remembering Hieronymus Bosch

by Björn Roose July. 29, 2019 450 views

's Hertogenbosch, the Dutch city which I introduced to you in part 1, was of course also the birthplace and home of one of the greatest painters of the northern Renaissance period, Hieronymus Bosch.

Shame (on you) if you don't know his work, but in Den Bosch they certainly haven't forgotten it. His statue is in the middle of the central square and everywhere in the city there are modern statues showing details of his paintings. So, those who do know his works will not be surprised that those statues show some macabre, nightmarish little monsters.

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Buster Bruce 2 months, 1 week ago

Im in class and paying attention! Great narrative Bjorn

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Björn Roose Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, Buster smile

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Bethany Plonski 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I have to admit, the statues were much less nightmarish that I expected based on his paintings. smile Still, what an interesting place! Thanks for sharing.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 months, 2 weeks ago

They are, of course, out of context (in time and space) smile Thanks for appreciating.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jan Eljapa 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow, another lesson learned, close to my home:-)

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Björn Roose Replied to Jan Eljapa 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Graag gedaan, Jan smile

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Jan Eljapa Replied to Björn Roose 2 months, 2 weeks ago

+1

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Ho Kim 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I think it's a good chance to learn about him. Thank you. Let me do a google search first. smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Ho Kim 2 months, 2 weeks ago

You're welcome smile

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't know this guy's work, therefor shame on me. But I do know that somehow he was not in a perfect mental state smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

On the contrary, he was in a very good mental state, I think. Being able to imagine things beyond the imaginable, is not a problem, it is a gift smile

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Okay keep telling yourself that and maybe some day you will convince me. If you are saying crazy ppl can be genius I can somewhat agree but they are still concidered crazy in my book

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm not telling myself and I don't care about convincing you or anybody else, really. But judging Bosch as "crazy" is no more correct than judging all "Americans" as shallow. It's a judgement based on ignorance and reluctance to learn.

By the way, I did not say that Bosch, or anybody else, was or is a genius. There's just plenty of things between "crazy" and "genius".

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Shame on me I do not know his work.  I have to admit not my cup of tea,, but I enjoyed your series always open to see art,,

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 2 months, 2 weeks ago

With art it is like with tea: you have to learn how to taste it. A figurative painting is not just about what you see, it's about the symbolism, about the deeper meaning, about the story. It's like a poem, but better. And the more you learn about it, the more you will enjoy it.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Björn Roose 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the insight 🙂

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Great painter, but nothing I would hang on the wall of my living room. But if someone gave me one of the statues, I would not reject it. (except #3+6)... smile

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Heike 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Well, if I could afford a painting by Bosch I could afford an extra room to hang it in smile

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Love those strange sculptures based on Hieronymus Bosch paintings. Subject matter of nightmares smile

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

And these are not even his most hellish creatures smile

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, I know. I wouldn't like to witness one of his nightmares smile

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