Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Last Judgement
Oil on panel (triptych); Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna
Central panel, 163.7 x 127 cm
Bosch, Hieronymus (c.1450 - 1516)
Early Netherlandish painter.
His work is known for its use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives.
He left behind no letters or diaries, and what has been identified has been taken from brief references to him in the municipal records of 's-Hertogenbosch, and in the account books of the local order of the Brotherhood of Our Lady.
Nothing is known of his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art.
Posted by merryhaha at 12:25