Jheronimus van Aken, more commonly known as Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch/Netherlandish artist and draughtsman originally from Brabant. Aside from this, much of his person life remains unknown. No letters or diaries have been able to have been attributed to him.
Bosch is perhaps most remembered for his outlandish Throughout his life span he painted a grand total of triptychs, his most famous one being The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1495–1505). This painting is emblematic of the majority of his work; fanatical and macabre with religious themes. This painting in particularly was part of one of his transitional pieces, from his middle period to his late period. Interestingly enough, much of his work can be distinguished from the traditional Flemish painting style which employs glazes to hide brushwork. Bosch’s work is characteristically rough and textured.
“Garden of Earthly Delights”
A close up of the hell panel of the “Garden of Earthly Delights”
“The Crucifixion of St. Julia” is another example of Bosch’s work with religious scenes.
Even now, I’m not sure if I like his work, but it definitely catches your eye. I personally saw this piece in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and it certainly draws the eye. It is ever easy to spend a very long time observing its immaculate details. I certainly did,I spent a long time looking at it. However, I’m not sure that I enjoyed it. Regardless, his work certainly makes a statement, even if I am unsure how I feel about said statement.