A critical, multidisciplinary interpretation aimed at capturing the message of the fantastic, diabolical work of Bosch (1450/60-1516). Attention to details in the paintings reveals their surprising modernity.
The work of Hieronymus Bosch (1450/60-1516), rich in mysterious scenes composed of picturesque, disturbing figures, imaginary and diabolical creatures, is an exceptional example of the art of his time. Marijnissen proposes a critical reinterpretation of Bosch’s work aimed at deciphering its message. This study makes use of the expertise of art historians, archaeologists, scholars of folklore, linguists and, above all, psychoanalytic theory.
A wide selection of the painting of Bosch, presented in full works and actual-size details, permits readers to appreciate the complexity of the iconography of the Flemish artist, the mastery of his technique, the elaborate structure of his paintings.