In case you didn’t know it, 500 years of the disturbing renaissance genius Hieronymus (or Jheronymous) Bosch is being celebrated in his home town in the Netherlands. The exhibition opens on Feb 13th and runs until the 8th May this year.
Already, in the run-up the Bosch exhibition has been getting the thumbs-up from the press. In October 2015 the Guardian said:
“…even years ago, the director of a small museum in the Netherlands set out on an impossible quest: he wanted to borrow every surviving work in the world by the wildest imagination in the history of art, Hieronymus Bosch, to celebrate his 500th anniversary in the city of his birth. He did not have a single painting to offer on loan in return.
And the Wall Street Journal points up the importance of Bosch for popular culture and the contemporary landscape. as they said last month, the “threat level is imminent” in Bosch.
Meanwhile, I’m told that modern age photographer Lori Pond has recreated some of Bosch's work in photographs.
Colleagues in the Netherlands tell me that more links will be going up soon, so I’ll probably update this post when they come on line.