Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hieronymus Bosch at the Library

Still outrageous after half a millenium, the paintings of Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) have been interpreted as surrealist, pious, unorthodox, heretical, grotesque, and highly symbolic.  Elements of his greatest paintings, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights continue to mystify us today.  Bosch's keen interest in alchemy prompted him to blend science and religion in a very personal way.  Join us on Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 for Hieronymus Bosch: Art, Alchemy & the Grotesque, as art historian Jeff Mishur returns to the library to take a closer look at Bosch's work.