Bosch 500th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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Bosch 5th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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The two 500th year Bosch Exhibitions in the Netherlands and Spain

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands from 13 February to 8 May 2016. Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition, Museo del Prado, Madrid from 31 May to 11 September 2016.

Introduction, controversy and a little spite

We’ve got to take the rivalry of the Dutch and the Spanish exhibitions with a grain of salt. Both were masterly. The Prado had three more important pictures loaned by other galleries, plus its two disputed attribution pictures. The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch (colloquial name for ’s-Hertogenbosch) did an amazing tour de force for a small galley. As the Guardian Review says: From all accounts the The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch has put on one of the most important exhibitions of our century.

Denise and I only visited the Prado and managed to do that that just two days before the exhibition closed. Both exhibitions celebrated the 500th year since Hieronymus Bosch’s death and I suspect that we’ll never see the like again for a generation and perhaps forever. You will know of my interest as an artist in Bosch from the article Hieronymus Bosch painter, 1450-1516.

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Hieronymus Bosch painter, 1450-1516

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Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights 1500-05 Triptych: Central panel 220x195 cm; wings each 220x97 cm, Madrid
Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights 1500-05 Triptych:
Central panel 220×195 cm; wings each 220×97 cm, Madrid

Introduction and biography

My interest in Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) is primarily as an artist. I have used his grotesque human beings, nightmare visions, strange beasts and creatures of evil in some of my later artworks for a particular purpose.

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