Was Bosch hallucinating from too much ergot-infected wheat when he created his works over 500 years ago?
Monsters and morals, pleasure and sin, heaven and hell; the strange works of Hieronymus Bosch are considered an anomaly in the history of art. They are filled with grotesque images of fantastical creatures surrendering to lust, desire, fantasy and angst.
His most famous work, the triptych ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, illustrates the danger of giving in to temptation. It includes a highly inventive hell scene that is still regularly censored today!
This talk looks at arguably the most enigmatic figure in art history, and the fantastical and strange works he created.
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