Accompanies the blockbuster exhibition held at the Prado to mark the fifth centenary of Bosch’s death. Pilar Silva Maroto is curator of the early Flemish art collections at the Museo del Prado.
302 illustrations 30.0 x 24.0 cm 400pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 970799 January £29.95
Bosch The 5th Centenary Exhibition Edited by Pilar Silva Maroto The Museo del Prado houses the largest known collection of works by Jheronimus Bosch. Among its holdings are The Adoration of the Magi and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptychs, as well as the original of The Haywain, making it the ‘home of Bosch’ and the perfect institution to hold a major exhibition marking the quincentenary of the artist’s death. This richly illustrated book reproduces these masterpieces and other recently cleaned and restored paintings held in thirty other institutions around the world, and reveals hitherto unknown facets of Bosch’s art. A distinguished team of Bosch scholars contribute to the volume. Pilar Silva Maroto’s essay presents an updated biography of Bosch and his family, which locates the artist in the context of his home town, ’s-Hertogenbosch, and includes all the surviving documents dating from his lifetime. Eric De Bruyn considers Bosch’s sources in texts and images; Paul Vandenbroeck, his values and ideology; and Larry Silver, the sins and their punishment, a fundamental theme in the artist’s work. Finally, there is a ‘conversation’ between Reindert Falkenburg and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych, and a reflection by Fernando Checa on the reception of Bosch at the Habsburg court in Flanders and in Spain in the 16th century.
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