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Jerome Bosch, son of hereditary artists, immigrants from Germany. Bosch is a pseudonym that was formed from the name of the city of Hertogenbosch (translated as ducal forest). The workshop of his parents was engaged in wall paintings, gilding of sculptures, the manufacture of various church utensils.
Jerome’s childhood interest was the preparation of dead animals or fish. After he cut the animal, he carefully laid out all the parts in order. And he began to draw them. His drawings turned out to be extremely realistic. This talent was helped by the young man by his sister Herbert, a self-taught artist. She had to hide her talent, otherwise she would be burned alive (according to the laws of that time).
Bosch's Self-Portrait, which he wrote in 1508, has survived to our time (presumably a copy of the lost original has already reached us). "Self-portrait" is drawn in pencil and sanguine.
In the picture, the artist portrayed himself as an elderly man. We see a middle-aged man, with a sad look, dressed in classic clothes of the time.
Despite the fact that Bosch was a contemporary of Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, he was not interested in sketches from nature, he was not affected by the influence of Italian art.
His paintings have much more meaning than it seems at first glance. Whatever it was - his art has the power to attract the views of the audience.
Today, the center of creativity of Bosch operates in Hertogenbosch. Everyone can get acquainted with copies of the great artist’s paintings there.
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