Royal Art : Hieronymus Bosch - Painter of the Netherlands


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In 2016, Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450 - August 9th. 1516) was probably one of the
most bespoken painters of the year. This had a lot to do with the remembrance of
his death, 500 years ago. His pessimistic and fantastical style still are things to
discuss about ...

Hieronymus Bosch in Brussels

Life

Hieronymus Bosch was born as Jheronimus (Jeroen) van Aken and he lived most
of his life in 's Hertogenbosch. During his life, 's Hertogenbosch was a part of
Brabant, a Duchy in the Burgundian Netherlands (later ruled by the Habsburgs).

Royal Links

In the late 16th. century, King Philip II of Spain, confiscated and acquired a lot of
Bosch' paintings.

In 2016, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands traveled to Madrid. There she opened,
together with King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, an exhibition about
Bosch. link

Famous works

Nowadays his paintings are spread around the world. There are works of him
inter alia in:

- Brussels (Royal Museums of Fine Arts) - Belgium (see picture)
- The Netherlands
- The Prado in Madrid
- Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.