Dream-like images filled with hallucinations
Hieronymus Bosch is known for his unique style of unbridled dream-like images filled with illusions and hallucinations. Demons, half-people and machines feature in many of his paintings and drawings. The painter is often described as the inspiration for Surrealism, an art form that emerged in the 20th century, with Salvador Dalí as one of its most important representatives. The work of Hieronymus Bosch still enjoys worldwide prestige. His paintings provide a detailed and yet very unusual reflection of life in the Middle Ages.
One of his most famous works is “The Haywain”, one of the most valuable paintings in the collection at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Spain’s King Philip II was a huge Bosch collector and bought the triptych in 1570 for his private collection. The painting will be shipped to Den Bosch especially for the exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum.
The work of Hieronymus Bosch comes alive
Masterpieces under one roof
In 2016, Den Bosch will host a year of events to celebrate the life of Hieronymus Bosch. The highlight will be the Bosch exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum. From 13 February through 8 May 2016 you will be able to admire Bosch’s masterpieces. This will be the largest retrospective of the work of Hieronymus Bosch ever held in the Netherlands, and his work will be flown in from all around the world. In addition to the exhibit, the city will also host a comprehensive international cultural programme with music, dance, theatre, circus, games and experiences. One of these is the Bosch Experience: an informative walking, boating and museum route along various landmarks from the days of Hieronymus Bosch. See the website for a complete overview of the programme.