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Bosch : World of Art - Walter S. Gibson

Paperback Published: 17th February 1985
ISBN: 9780500201343
Number Of Pages: 180

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No one can look at the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch without amazement and bewilderment. Professor Gibson shows that what seems inexplicable to us today--the canvases full of torture, monsters, and leering devils--was perfectly intelligible to the fifteenth-century viewer. The subjects of Bosch's paintings were in fact the overwhelming concerns of late medieval Europe: the Last Judgment, original sin, death, temptations of the flesh. The author describes each picture in detail, placing each work within the context of medieval folklore and religion, and explains that many of the acts portrayed in the pictures were visual translations of verbal puns or metaphors.

"Well produced and well written . . . a wise and friendly exposition." -- Arts Review "An exceptional book, sensible, illuminating and readable . . . probably the best straightforward account of Bosch and his works." -- The Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 9780500201343
ISBN-10: 050020134X
Series: World of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 17th February 1985
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1