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There is very not very much known about Hieronymus Bosch.
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There is very not very much known about Hieronymus Bosch. The few documents there is indicate that Bosch, like his father and grandfather, was a Roman Catholic artist and lived in Hertogenbosch, a town In the Netherlands. Bosch lived there his whole life and married a local woman and then he joined a religious brotherhood of Mary and for the rest of his life took active part in the affairs of the Confraternity of Our Lady.
Bosch had the responsibility of designing stained glass windows and other similar jobs for the church. He was known outside Hertogenbosch for his work, when he was still alive.
Bosch's paintings express an interest in many things. Here are a few: *astrology-people doing things on the study of the moon, planets and stars.
*Folklore-traditional beliefs and stories of people, e.g. the Saints- St. Anthony *Witchcraft *Alchemy
Bosch's pictures show Gods eternal doom of souls.
Of the 40 paintings attributed to Bosch, seven are signed but none dated. Bosch early dealt with traditional subjects in rough, clumsy works such as the 'Crucifixion'. Later he painted three-paneled paintings, which provided glimpses in to a hellish chaos. Examples of the as 'The
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