History Creator / HieronymusBosch

27th Nov '17 8:37:04 AM dlchen145
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Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) was a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] painter, best known for his colorful and grotesque depictions of {{Hell}}. He made several paintings about the subject and nobody has ever come close to his vivid and creepy visions of the place: Ugly [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] torturing people in complete agony and scenes which predate {{Surrealism}} by five centuries. Most of these strange NightmareFuel scenes are the product of symbolism that might be clear and understandable to a (noble or monied, and certainly educated) viewer in Bosch's age, but now, centuries later, can be difficult to decipher. Bosch's paintings show mankind in all of his corruptness and meanspiritness, doomed to end up in Hell, while only a few chosen ones will be allowed in {{Heaven}}. Even the Church is not spared in his fatal vision. He was able to depict north-west European society during {{the Late Middle Ages}} in a scathingly satirical and memorable light, one that continues to inspire artists to this day.

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Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) (born Jheronimus van Aken, circa 1450 9 August 1516) was a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] painter, best known for his colorful and grotesque depictions of {{Hell}}. He made several paintings about the subject and nobody has ever come close to his vivid and creepy visions of the place: Ugly [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] torturing people in complete agony and scenes which predate {{Surrealism}} by five centuries. Most of these strange NightmareFuel scenes are the product of symbolism that might be clear and understandable to a (noble or monied, and certainly educated) viewer in Bosch's age, but now, centuries later, can be difficult to decipher. Bosch's paintings show mankind in all of his corruptness and meanspiritness, doomed to end up in Hell, while only a few chosen ones will be allowed in {{Heaven}}. Even the Church is not spared in his fatal vision. He was able to depict north-west European society during {{the Late Middle Ages}} in a scathingly satirical and memorable light, one that continues to inspire artists to this day.
14th Sep '17 6:41:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GrimReaper: Featured in his painting ''"Death And The Miser"''.

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* GrimReaper: TheGrimReaper: Featured in his painting ''"Death And The Miser"''.
9th Jul '17 11:43:01 PM Fireblood
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* AuthorAvatar / CreatorCameo - The Tree Man, seen in the page image.

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* AuthorAvatar / CreatorCameo - CreatorCameo: The Tree Man, seen in the page image.



** CrapsaccharineWorld - The middle panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights".

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** CrapsaccharineWorld - CrapsaccharineWorld: The middle panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights".
26th Apr '17 7:17:41 PM ElectroKraken
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* BodyHorror: Certain demons are half animal or half tree.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: In "The Garden of Earthly Delights" many buildings have all kinds of weird shapes.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: In "The Garden of Earthly Delights" many buildings have all kinds of weird shapes.
* BodyHorror: Certain demons are half animal or half tree. \n* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: In "The Garden of Earthly Delights" many buildings have all kinds of weird shapes.



** CrapsaccharineWorld - The middle panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights"

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** CrapsaccharineWorld - The middle panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights"Delights".



* GrimReaper: Featured in his painting ''"Death And The Miser"''.



* GrimReaper: Featured in his painting ''"Death And The Miser"''.
* {{Hellgate}}: Present in some of Hell paintings
* HumansAreBastards: In Bosch's art the entire world seems to be evil or at least morally fallible, destined to suffer from eternal damnation in Hell.
* IronicHell: Many victims of Hellish torture on his paintings hold small objects that allow us to identify their sins on Earth.
** If a woman and a candle are seen together, she was an adulteress, because candles symbolized lust.
** People being forced fed were gluttons.

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* GrimReaper: Featured in his painting ''"Death And The Miser"''.
* {{Hellgate}}: Present in some of Hell paintings
paintings.
* HumansAreBastards: In Bosch's art the entire world seems to be evil or at least morally fallible, destined to suffer from eternal damnation in Hell.
Hell.
* IronicHell: Many victims of Hellish torture on his paintings hold small objects that allow us to identify their sins on Earth.
Earth.
** If a woman and a candle are seen together, she was an adulteress, because candles symbolized lust.
lust.
** People being forced fed were gluttons.



* OurMonstersAreDifferent: The same goes for his monsters
* PhallicWeapon: On the Hell panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" a huge knife can been seen with two ears on the side.
* ReligiousHorror: The horrors of the afterlife are more prominent than the good things.
* RiddleForTheAges: Some scenes are still a mystery for art historians. Part of the problem is that in a few cases, we know that his images are literal depictions of contemporary metaphors (or cultural in-jokes), which means that some of the things we haven't figured out are just sayings that are otherwise unattributed.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: The same goes for his monsters
monsters.
* PhallicWeapon: On the Hell panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" a huge knife can been seen with two ears on the side.
side.
* ReligiousHorror: The horrors of the afterlife are more prominent than the good things.
things.
* RiddleForTheAges: Some scenes are still a mystery for art historians. Part of the problem is that in a few cases, we know that his images are literal depictions of contemporary metaphors (or cultural in-jokes), which means that some of the things we haven't figured out are just sayings that are otherwise unattributed.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Bosch caught the Middle Ages in Europe while they were happening. Today his work pretty much defines our opinion about the Dark Middle Ages.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Bosch caught the Middle Ages in Europe while they were happening. Today his work pretty much defines our opinion about the Dark Middle Ages.



* Scenes from Bosch's paintings can be seen in the music video "Spokes For The Wheel Of Torment" by Music/{{Buckethead}}
* Creator/RobertCrumb once drew a parody of Bosch's ''"Christ Carrying The Cross"''.
* In WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons episode ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar Bart Gets Hit By A Car]]"'' Bart travels to Hell and sees the Hell panel of Bosch's ''"Garden Of Earthly Delights"''.

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* Scenes from Bosch's paintings can be seen in the music video "Spokes For The Wheel Of Torment" by Music/{{Buckethead}}
Music/{{Buckethead}}.
* Creator/RobertCrumb once drew a parody of Bosch's ''"Christ Carrying The Cross"''.
Cross"''.
* In WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons episode ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E10BartGetsHitByACar Bart Gets Hit By A Car]]"'' Bart travels to Hell and sees the Hell panel of Bosch's ''"Garden Of Earthly Delights"''.
9th Apr '17 12:34:41 PM MadCormorant
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* SingleTear: Christ appears to be shedding one of these in "Christ Carrying the Cross".
12th Mar '17 4:33:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Tropers/Scythemantis}} Jonathan]] [[{{Website/Bogleech}} Wojcik's]] surreal RPG ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' features an entire class of monster known as the Devilbirds inspired by Bosch's many depictions of demons with birdlike features.
12th Mar '17 2:17:27 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Tropers/Scythemantis}} Jonathan]] [[{{Website/Bogleech}} Wojcik's]] surreal RPG ''{{Mortasheen}}'' features an entire class of monster known as the Devilbirds inspired by Bosch's many depictions of demons with birdlike features.

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* [[{{Tropers/Scythemantis}} Jonathan]] [[{{Website/Bogleech}} Wojcik's]] surreal RPG ''{{Mortasheen}}'' ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' features an entire class of monster known as the Devilbirds inspired by Bosch's many depictions of demons with birdlike features.
6th Feb '17 10:51:00 AM Ghilz
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Several: Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder, Creator/SalvadorDali, MaxErnst, Creator/JoanMiro, Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/RobertCrumb,...
2nd Feb '17 2:24:33 PM Xtifr
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'''Hieronymus Bosch''' (1450-1516) was a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] painter, best known for his colorful and grotesque depictions of {{Hell}}. He made several paintings about the subject and nobody has ever come close to his vivid and creepy visions of the place: Ugly [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] torturing people in complete agony and scenes which predate {{Surrealism}} by five centuries. Most of these strange NightmareFuel scenes are the product of symbolism that might be clear and understandable to a (noble or monied, and certainly educated) viewer in Bosch's age, but now, centuries later, can be difficult to decipher. Bosch's paintings show mankind in all of his corruptness and meanspiritness, doomed to end up in Hell, while only a few chosen ones will be allowed in {{Heaven}}. Even the Church is not spared in his fatal vision. He was able to depict north-west European society during {{the Late Middle Ages}} in a scathingly satirical and memorable light, one that continues to inspire artists to this day.

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'''Hieronymus Bosch''' Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) was a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] painter, best known for his colorful and grotesque depictions of {{Hell}}. He made several paintings about the subject and nobody has ever come close to his vivid and creepy visions of the place: Ugly [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] torturing people in complete agony and scenes which predate {{Surrealism}} by five centuries. Most of these strange NightmareFuel scenes are the product of symbolism that might be clear and understandable to a (noble or monied, and certainly educated) viewer in Bosch's age, but now, centuries later, can be difficult to decipher. Bosch's paintings show mankind in all of his corruptness and meanspiritness, doomed to end up in Hell, while only a few chosen ones will be allowed in {{Heaven}}. Even the Church is not spared in his fatal vision. He was able to depict north-west European society during {{the Late Middle Ages}} in a scathingly satirical and memorable light, one that continues to inspire artists to this day.
5th Jan '17 8:43:29 PM Berrenta
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* PhallicWeapon: On the Hell panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" a huge knife can been seen with two ears on the side. It looks suspiciously like...FreudWasRight.

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* PhallicWeapon: On the Hell panel of "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" a huge knife can been seen with two ears on the side. It looks suspiciously like...FreudWasRight.
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