One of the most enigmatic painters who ever lived, Hieronymus Bosch
(c.1453-1516) is also one of the most enduringly popular. His
fantastical scenes of grotesque creatures, devils, and monsters are
open to many interpretations, keeping his art endlessly fascinating
over the centuries.
This luxurious volume -- published to coincide with a major
exhibition in Bosch''s native Netherlands -- examines his art in
the context of his times. With every Bosch painting and drawing
superbly reproduced in full color, this beautiful book penetrates
the mystery that has always surrounded the artist. His worldview,
often seen as bizarre, is shown to correspond with that of his
contemporaries, among them the scholar and humanist Erasmus. What
makes Bosch unique, the authors show, are his unfettered
imagination and immense talent.