Saturday, April 26, 2008

More From The School Of Bosch

The Last Judgment - Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, 1450 - 1516

"Although inspired by Bosch's style and the fantastic imagery of his Last Judgment triptych, now in the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, the Antwerp-based painter of this large panel invented details such as the giant submerged head in Hell, as well as the fountain of life and perhaps the tree of life with an infant below it in Paradise. Christ's raised hand symbolizes his judgment. The lily beside his raised hand grants salvation, while his lowered hand and the sword signify damnation."

The scene in the lower left of the composition seems to emulate the motif of the Archangel Michael defeating Satan. And having seen literally hundreds of these Hell mouth faces, this one is certainly the most haunting. Something about the eyes, very disturbing.

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Christ in Limbo - Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, 1450 - 1516

"This image of Christ rescuing Adam and Eve from Purgatory is one of the earliest imitations after Hieronymus Bosch in the John G. Johnson collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The scene is replete with bizarre creatures suffering from deformities that were thought to forebode evil in early modern Europe."
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Another painting from a Bosch follower, in this scene appears Saint Anthony and his bizarre temptations..
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And one more Bosch inspired painting that I found at Thinkmule's aka The Lumper, flickrpage.

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