The Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts of Europe - from Dürer to Vermeer II: Reformation before the Reformation: Hieronymus Bosch, ca. 1500
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, professor of art history, University of Maryland
More than five hundred years after his death, Hieronymus Bosch remains one of the most fascinating and perplexing artists of the Northern Renaissance. Though he died before the Reformation currents were truly set in motion, his pictorial world seems thoroughly informed by ideas associated with this religious movement. In this lecture, we look closely at some of his greatest masterpieces, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights, as deeply-coded meditations on spiritual blindness and the need for self-reform.
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