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Hieronymus Bosch (Best of)

Hieronymus Bosch (Best of) [Kindle Edition]

Virginia Pitts Rembert
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Hieronymus Bosch was painting terrifying, yet strangely likeable, monsters, long before computer games were invented, often with a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental dangers that befall those who abandon the teachings of Christ. With a life that spanned from 1450 to 1516, Bosch was born at the height of the Renaissance and witnessed its wars of religion. Medieval traditions and values were crumbling, thrusting man into a new universe where faith had lost some of its power and much of its magic.
Bosch set out to warn doubters of the perils awaiting all and any who lost their faith in God. Believing that everyone had to make their own moral choices, he focused on themes of hell, heaven and lust. He brilliantly exploited the symbolism of a wide range of fruits and plants to lend sexual overtones to his themes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8423 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Parkstone International (17 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J86V5PG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bonkers, but in a good way 14 May 2013
While he may not cater to everyone's tastes, I've always found Bosch's paintings deeply evocative and full of details to revel in (not to mention that they're wonderfully creepy). Whether you're coming at the paintings from the point of view of the salvation vs damnation perspective, or if you just want to see Bosch's unique vision at work, then you won't be disappointed by this book. The paintings are vividly recreated and Virginia Pitts Rembert dissects Bosch's work without ever taking away from the mystique of his paintings.

As an art enthusiast rather than an expert I found it interesting to find a little more about the man behind these disturbed paintings and loved the way the paintings themselves took pride of page. I would consider this book a great introduction to Bosch's work, and the mass of great image reproductions will encourage you to revisit the book time and time again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bosch 25 May 2012
By James Carroll - Published on
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A very worthy Bosch book, though some of the photos are a bit small. Well written and worthy of a library of other Bosch books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars comments of book 19 Jan 2013
By Martin P - Published on
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very beautifull book. the color is perfect. the text is very interesting. i love this book. the best of bosch and the price is perfect
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone 22 July 2012
By Walter M. Gannon - Published on
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Hieronymus Bosch was a very interesting painter. He had many interesting ideas but was not as good at painting as his contemporary's. I became interested in Bosch when reading about Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch in a book by Michael
Connelly in the 1992 novel The Black Echo. My advice - read the detective novels.
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