Following the 5th Centenary of Bosch Exhibition (El Bosco) at the Prado Museum, now you can follow the celebration of the Centenary at the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, with the works belonging to the Spanish Royal Collections, which are located in the monastery.
Bosch dispenses presentations for lovers of art, but we’d like to make a brief introduction so that you can understand the excitement caused by this exhibition. Jheronimus Bosch, also known as El Bosco or Hieronymus Bosch, was a visionary painter born in 1450 in Den Bosch, Netherlands, and buried in the same city in 1516. His work, wrapped in mystery for various reasons, impresses at first glance by the its motives and originality of his style, sometimes far away from other painters of his time and yet very close to the modernist surrealism of the twentieth century, which greatly inspired the works of Bosch to influence works of artists like André Breton and Salvador Dalí.
Immersed in themes mostly religious, evoking in several works the relationship between sins and the hell, we see magical and extravagant beings, like something out of a dream and enigmatic world, in a mosaic of scenes and impressions that do not leave anyone indifferent. The best known work of the author, The Garden of Earthly Delights, it’s a triptych painted in oil on wood, whose the exact creation date has not yet been determined. In its rear it offers a terrestrial sphere suggesting the fragility of the earth on the third day of creation. In the main front face, it has three scenes ranging from the Garden of Eden, left, through the sins of the flesh in the central part, ending in the hell, the fate of sinners, a theme that appears in other his works.