Top Ten Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

Top Ten Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

       Hieronymus Bosch, also Jeroen Bosch, (1453 – 1516) was a prolific Dutch painter of the 15th and 16th century. Many of his works depict sin and human moral failings; they contain complex, highly original, imaginative, and dense use of symbolic figures and iconography, some of which was obscure even in his own time. He is said to have been an inspiration to the surrealism movement in the 20th century. His true name was Hieronymus (or Jeroen) van Aken. He signed some of his paintings with Bosch (pronounced as Boss in Dutch), derived from his birthplace ‘s-Hertogenbosch. In Spanish he is often called El Bosco.

  1. The Garden of Earthly Delights (1510)

    The central panel to us has an air of innocence, the gentle lovemaking, naked young people creating a mood of joy. To Bosch, with his medieval mind, this world was brimming with symbols of sin. A few examples of this are the water birds, fish, and ripe strawberries that signify lewdness and lust. The left panel represents evil invading the world. The creation of man; Adam and Eve are represented here. In the right wing we are shown a vision of hell. The flames, demons, and complete horror invade this space giving tangible shape to the fears that haunted humankind throughout the Middle Ages.
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  2. Ascent of the Blessed

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  3. Hell

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  4. The Last Judgement

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  5. The Last Judgement Triptych (1505)
    The Last Judgement Triptych
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  6. Paradise and Hell

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  7. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1500)
    The Temptation of St. AnthonyThe Temptation of St. Anthony1The Temptation of St. Anthony2
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  8. The Haywain Triptych (1490)
    The Haywain TriptychThe Haywain Triptych1The Haywain Triptych2
    Central panel of the Haywain Tryptich The central panel contains a large wagon load of hay, which the greedy people grasp. Meanwhile, the wagon is being pulled by demons into the right panel, one of Bosch’s earliest depictions of hell.
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  9. St. John in the Wilderness (1505)

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  10. Antoniusstr: Versuchung des Hl. Antonius

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  11. Adoration of the Magi (1480)

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  12. Death Of The Reprobate

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  13. The Seven Deadly Sins (1480)

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  14. Christ Carrying Cross (Ghent Version) (1480)
    Christ Carrying Cross
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  15. Ecce Homo
    Ecce Homo
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  16. Christ Crowned With Thorns (1495-1500)
    Christ Crowned With Thorns
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  17. Creation of the World (1510)
    Creation of the World
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  18. The Extraction of the Stone of Madness (1480)

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  19. Head Of A Halberdier
    Head Of A Halberdier
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  20. The Temptation Of St. Anthony

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  21. St. John Pathmos (1485)
    St. John Pathmos
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  22. St. Jerome In Prayer (1505)

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  23. Death and the Miser

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  24. The Hermit
    The Hermit
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