Bosch (Taschen Basic Art Series) ~ Paperback

Header Photo: The Garden of Earthly Delights, c. 1503 (Detail from right panel).
View panel here. A huge scan so just start from the top and slowly take in all the splendours. Astonishing experience.
© Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

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Bosch (Taschen Basic Art Series) Paperback ~ Review

Bosch (Taschen Basic Art Series) Paperback
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Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Taschen GmbH (29 Sep 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3822858560
ISBN-13: 978-3822858561
Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm

If Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) remains an enigma today, it is little wonder. Even his contemporaries found the Netherlandish painter’s work difficult to decipher—and it still presents riddles to contemporary art historians. Part of the problem in analyzing his shocking and richly allegorical paintings is that virtually nothing is known of the artist himself, apart from his birthplace. There is no record of his life or training, no personal letters, diaries or notebooks, and no contemporary insights into his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art. Even his date of birth can only be guessed at, and that based on a drawing assumed to be a self-portrait, made shortly before his death in 1516, which supposedly shows the artist in his late sixties. Bosch remains as mysterious as the worlds he painted. Although rooted in the Old Netherlandish tradition, Bosch developed a highly subjective, richly suggestive formal language. With a mixture of religious humility and satanic wit, he illustrated both the joys of heaven and the cruelly imaginative tortures of hell. In his pictorial world teeming with surrealistic nightmares, the medieval imagination catches fire in a moment of final brilliance before succumbing to humanism and modern rationalism. Though the man himself remains a mystery, this book pulls together the elusive threads of Bosch’s work into a cohesive and comprehensive analysis of his work and methods.

About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
a concise biography
approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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Bosch (Taschen Basic Art Series) Paperback ~ Buy

Sold Out. Well I only ever had a handful and with the Bosch canvas prints don't really have the time to keep the stock up to date.

Whilst the Taschen Basic Art Series are always informative and beautifully presented (for the beginner to Bosch, for example, there is not a better starting point), they never sell for high prices. I would say a fair price for the book is between £2.00 - £8.00 so you shouldn't really be thinking of paying more than that.

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Bosch (Taschen Basic Art Series) Paperback: Review - Gallery - Buy

Hieronymus Bosch Wares: Bosch Canvas Prints - Bosch Parastone Sculptures - Bosch Official Cards - Bosch 2015 Calendar - Bosch Posters - Bosch Complete Works Book Review >>

Hieronymus Bosch: Biography I - Biography II - Gallery - Trivia

Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Gallery - The Ascent of the Blessed Christ Carrying the Cross - The Conjurer Notes - The Conjurer - The Garden of Earthly Delights Notes - The Garden of Earthly Delights - Haywain - The Hermit Saints - The Last Judgement - Left and right panels of a triptych - Seven Deadly Sins - Notes - Seven Deadly Sins - St. John the Evangelist on Patmos - Temptation of St Anthony - The Temptation of St. Anthony (Recluse)

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