Laatste update op 18 November 2017

In Venice you can find three paintings of Hiëronymus Bosch (also known as Jeroen Bosch, Jeroen van Aeke or Jheronimus). All three are on disply in the Sala del Magistrato alle Leggi in the Palazzo Ducale.

In particular The Garden of Early Delights (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid) and Paradise (Palazzo Ducale, Venetië) are famous. Hiëronymus Bosch painted in a new innovative and bizarre style: he painted not the beautiful outside, but the ugly inside of people (figurative). He saw motives in his own remarkable perspective and did not hesitate to express his vision.

These paintings of Bosch can be found in Venice:

  • The Martyrdom of St. Julia
  • Hermit Saints Triptych with Antonius, Hiëronymus and Egidius
  • Paradise (a part of the Polyptych Visions of the Hereafter that are currently on display in the Palazzo Grimani
Hieronymus Bosch - gerestaureerde drieluik, Palazzo Ducale

Hieronymus Bosch – gerestaureerde drieluik, Palazzo Ducale

Jeroen Bosch was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch around 1450. He died there in 1516 (probably by the Plague). It is said that Bosch never left his city of birth, however there are people who think he has been to Venice as he depicted Italian style clothing in the paintings that were acquired by the superwealthy Grimani-family.

Paintings come to the Netherlands: Jheronimus Bosch 500

Are you a fan of the work of Jeroen Bosch, go to the website www.bosch500.nl. Between 2010 and 2020 the death of the painter 500 years ago is being remembered by all kinds of festivities. In 2016 the Venice-paintings come to ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Martijn Ilsink wrote an interessanting report (Dutch but photos!) of a visit to Venice by the team of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project. They examined the paintings and arranged for them to come to the Netherlands.

Jheronimus Bosch in Venetie van Rop Zoutberg on Vimeo

Poem Willem de Mérode

Jeroen Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch - detail gerestaureerd schilderij Palazzo Ducale

Hieronymus Bosch – detail gerestaureerd schilderij Palazzo Ducale

Hij werd bezocht door duivelen en spoken.
Afschuwlijker dan in de diepzee Ieeft
Is het gebroed dat om hem zwemt en zweeft.
Hij weet niet meer, dat hij met witte knoken
Zich vastklemt, maar ziet de eigen adem ronken
Van angst; het zweetend lichaam rilt en brandt.
BeëIzebul streelt met fluweelen hand
En heeft hem met een grauw den nek gebroken.

Hij voelt de wellust wellen in zijn Ieden.
Met de oogen toe ziet hij het zoetste naakt.
Stamelt blij lustwoorden of zijn ‘t gebeden?
Is hij tot een zacht lijf of ‘t kruis genaakt?
‘Leid mij niet in bekoring’ … afgestreden
Schildert hij, in den zuivren dag ontwaakt.

Uit: Kaleidoscoop, geschreven op 11 oktober 1936

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