Hieronymus Bosch Biography
Born In: Burgundian Netherlands
Hieronymus Bosch was a famous Dutch painter and draftsman who lived during the Middle Ages. Born in Brabant, Netherlands, Bosch became one of the most significant representatives of the Early Netherlandish Painting School. He primarily portrayed human shortcomings through his works. His paintings, altarpieces, and triptychs (three-paneled pictures) were very popular, especially among the royals and the nobles in several European countries even beyond the Netherlands. He used to receive commissions to design garments and stained glass as well, though most of them failed to survive to the modern times. Some of his best known works are the triptych ‘Adoration of the Magi’, which is currently housed in the Prado Museum, in Madrid, Spain, and ‘The Last Judgment’, another triptych, which is currently housed in the ‘Academy of Fine Arts’ in Vienna, Austria. His works are still hugely popular among wealthy patrons in several European countries. Most of his works have a Christian theme, and deal with subjects like temptation, damnation, and the seven sins. He has followers even up to this day, who try to imitate his style.