Hieronymus Bosch

By Jonnie Redman

Biography

Hieronymus Bosch was born in the year of 1450 in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, and his actual birth name was Jeroen Anthoniszoon. He spent most of his life in this town, and also developed his paining skills here. Bosch's early training was obtained locally and by his father, who was also a painter. Hieronymus Bosch grew up with 2 brothers and a sister in a flourishing city. When Bosch was about 13, he witnessed a catastrophic fire that burned down 4,000 houses. As his art skills developed, his paintings depicted sin and the failing of human morals. His works were complex, original, and contained many symbols. A few of his paintings were The Seven Deadly Sins, The Garden of Earthly Delights, and The Last Judgement. One of Hieronymus Bosch's patrons was the Archduke of Austria. He commissioned Bosch to paint The Last Judgement. Hieronymus Bosch had a unique style of painting that used Idealism, classicalism, not perspectivism, and not secularism.
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Naturalism-He painted a field and a stream that people are on.

Not Secularism-He is using religion in this painting.

Not Perspectivism-This painting has only 2 dimensions.

Classicalism-The people in the painting are not wearing any clothing, and the Greeks believed that clothes were imperfections.

The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Garden of Earthly Delights was started in 1480 and was not finished until 10 years later in 1490. Today, the original painting is located in El Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The paintings can also be seen as a fashion statement on clothing, cups, or purses. The Garden of Earthly Delights is so significant because it contains a lot of symbols and complexity. The painting is like a narrative, and every symbol contributes to the story. Also, the painting is surreal and imaginative. I believe that this painting has a lot going on at the same time, but if it is closely looked at, it contains lots of meaning. I find the Garden of Earthly delights so interesting because it represents the originality of Bosch. He puts his perspectives of the world into an unusual painting that is filled with creativity. There are many symbols that the viewer can try to interpret, but the true meaning that they contain are only truly understood by Hieronymus Bosch himself.
Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" HD
A video that takes you close up to The Garden of Earthly Delights

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