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Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) was a remarkable artist from the Netherlands who rose above the conventions of his time to create a new visual language of stunningly realistic - and sometimes macabre – images, which left an indelible mark on the world’s imagination. He gave his vision free rein, populating his morality paintings with daemons and other fantastical creatures of his own making.
His most famous work, The Garden of Earthly Delights, is one of the most captivating and controversial creations in the history of art. In Jheronimus Bosch: The Road to Heaven and Hell, Gary Schwartz casts a fascinating new light on the painting, proposing a new interpretation of the subject as a ‘what-if’ vision of what the world would be like, had the Fall of Man not taken place. With more than 350 full colour illustrations, this stunning book is both essential reading for all lovers of Hieronymus Bosch, and the perfect introduction for those as yet unfamiliar with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.
2016 marks the 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death, and is marked by the largest ever retrospective of his work at the Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch, as well as a major exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid.