Hieronymus Bosch, the son of hereditary artists who came from Germany. Bosch is a pseudonym, which is formed from the name of the city Hertogenbosch (translated as ducal forest). The workshop of his parents was engaged in wall paintings, gilding sculptures, making various church utensils.
Jerome’s children’s hobby was dissecting dead animals or fish. After he cut the animal, he carefully arranged all the pieces in order. And he began to draw them. His drawings were extremely realistic. This talent of a young man helped develop his sister Herbert, a self-taught artist. She had to hide her talent, otherwise she would have been burned alive (according to the laws of that time).
Bosch’s Self-Portrait, which he wrote in 1508, has reached our time (presumably a copy of the lost original has already reached us). “Self-portrait” is drawn in pencil and sanguine.
In the picture, the artist depicted himself as an older man. We see an elderly man, with a sad look, dressed in classic clothes of the time.
Despite the fact that Bosch was a contemporary of Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, he was not interested in sketching from life, did not touch the influence of Italian art.
His paintings have much more meaning than it seems at first glance. Whatever it was – his art has the power to attract the views of the audience.
Today in Bostogenbosch Bosch works center. There, everyone can get acquainted with copies of paintings by the great artist.