Biography of Hieronymus Bosch, list of paintings

Biography of Hieronymus Bosch, list of paintings

  • Year of birth: 1450
  • Date of death: August 9, 1516
  • Country: Holland
  • Locations of the artist’s works: Prado Museum Louvre Museum Boijmans van Beuningen National Gallery of Art (Washington)

Biography:

Hieronymus Bosch is called the “Father of Surrealism,” and his paintings still amaze art lovers with their bizarre imagery. Bosch is a nickname, but his real name was Jeroen van Aken. He was born in 1450 into a family of artists in the city of Hertogenbosch. Although both Bosch’s father and grandfather were good painters, still his first teacher was D. Boutts, a Dutch painter who visited the city of Hertogenbosch, and even sometimes lived for a long time. Bosch’s work began with painting details of various altars and chapels. One of Hieronymus Bosch’s first outstanding works was the painting of the altar doors in St. John’s Cathedral. It should be noted that Philip the Beautiful, who later became the king of Castile, liked this work very much. Bosch was a cheerful and sociable man, but he travelled outside his village of Oerochort very rarely and not far from where he settled after his marriage. Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings are still a mystery to art historians. There are about 40 paintings recorded on his account. There may have been more, but the artist never signed his works. In addition to painting, Bosch was involved in making engravings and was quite a good blacksmith. He once did a huge painting on the glass in a church and also made a great metal frame. Bosch’s paintings hung in many royal courts and were admired by his contemporaries. Bosch’s life ended on August 9, 1516, in the city where he was born.

Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Hell

Hell

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Trickster

Trickster

The Temptation Of St. Anthony

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Removing The Stone Of Stupidity

Removing the Stone of Stupidity

Concert In An Egg

Concert in an Egg

Ship Of Fools

Ship of Fools

Carrying The Cross

Carrying the Cross

Adoration Of The Magi

Adoration of the Magi

The Garden Of Earthly Delights

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Death Of A Miser

Death of a miser

The Last Judgment

The Last Judgment

Ascent To Empyrean

Ascent to Empyrean

A Load Of Hay

A load of hay

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