For someone who has been dead for five hundred years, Hieronymus Bosch is getting an awful lot of attention these days. The Noordbrabants Museum in the painter’s home town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in southern Netherlands has an exhibition featuring forty of his works drawn from collections around the world. A newly authenticated Bosch painting that was lost for decades has been discovered safe and sound in the “attic’ of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. There is also a new documentary about the artist titled “Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil” due for release this year.
Art loving digerati can explore Bosch’s masterpiece “The Garden of Earthly Delights” through a fantastic interactive website from the documentary filmmakers and there’s a very cool VR app available for iOS and Android.
Real aficionados can still visit the artist’s most famous painting at Madrid’s amazing Museo del Prado. The last time that I was in Madrid, I actually went to see the hallucinatory triptych twice. But if you can’t make it to Spain, do check out the interactive website and the VR app; they’re both terrific.