Trenutno nije dostupno
- Uvez: Tvrdi uvez
- Broj stranica: 300
- Format: 31.8*5.1
- ISBN: 9783836526296
- Godina izdanja: 2013.
- Izdanje: -
An earthly delight not to be missed
In the midst of the realist-leaning artistic climate of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c.
1450–1516) was more than an anomaly. Bosch’s paintings are populated
with grotesque scenes of fantastical creatures succumbing to all manner
of human desire, fantasy, and angst. One of his greatest inventions was
to take the figural and scenic representations known as drolleries,
which use the monstrous and the grotesque to illustrate sin and evil,
and to transfer them from the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts into
large-format panel paintings. Alongside traditional hybrids of man and
beast, such as centaurs, and mythological creatures such as unicorns,
devils, dragons, and griffins, we also encounter countless mixed
creatures freely invented by the artist. Many subsidiary scenes
illustrate proverbs and figures of speech in common use in Bosch’s day.
In his Temptation of St Anthony triptych, for example, the
artist shows a messenger devil wearing ice skates, evoking the popular
expression that the world was “skating on ice”—meaning it had gone
astray. In his pictorial translation of proverbs, in particular, Bosch
was very much an innovator.
Bosch—whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken—was widely copied and
imitated: the number of surviving works by Bosch’s followers exceeds the
master’s own production by more than tenfold. Today only 20
paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Bosch’s oeuvre.
He continues to be seen as a visionary, a portrayer of dreams and
nightmares, and the painter par excellence of hell and its demons.
Featuring brand new photography of recently restored paintings, this exhaustive book, published in view of the upcoming 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death,
covers the artist’s complete works. Discover Bosch’s pictorial
inventions in splendid reproductions with copious details and a huge fold-out spread, over 110 cm (43 in.) long, of The Garden of Earthly Delights. Art historian and acknowledged Bosch expert Stefan Fischer examines just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential.
Stefan Fischer studied
art history, history and classical archaeology in Münster, Amsterdam
and Bonn. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis on “Hieronymus Bosch:
Malerei als Vision, Lehrbild und Kunstwerk”. His specialist fields are
Netherlandish painting of the 15th to the 17th century and museology.