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Between heaven & hell
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Object ID 000169

Object Name Between heaven & hell

Object Desc

Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.206

Alternate ID NF 759.94 WIL

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date JUN 19,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Bosch, Hieronymus, -1516,Criticism and Interpretation,Dutch Art 16th Century,History--Dutch,Netherlands--Art 16th Century,

Title Heironymus Bosch; Between heaven & hell




Description / Abstract If Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) remains an enigma today, it is little wonder. Even his contemporaries found the Netherlandish painter’s work difficult to decipher—and it still presents riddles to contemporary art historians. Part of the problem in analyzing his shocking and richly allegorical paintings is that virtually nothing is known of the artist himself, apart from his birthplace. There is no record of his life or training, no personal letters, diaries or notebooks, and no contemporary insights into his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art. Even his date of birth can only be guessed at, and that based on a drawing assumed to be a self-portrait, made shortly before his death in 1516, which supposedly shows the artist in his late sixties. Bosch remains as mysterious as the worlds he painted. Although rooted in the Old Netherlandish tradition, Bosch developed a highly subjective, richly suggestive formal language. With a mixture of religious humility and satanic wit,

Physical Description 120 pg : ill. ; 17 x 18 cm

Author Will, Chris

Author Details translation [from the Dutch]: Ruth Koenig.


ISBN 9789079156047


Language English

Publisher Amsterdam : Stokerkade Publishers, [2016]

Publisher Details

Spine / Label 759.94 WIL