Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My top 5 weirdest artists -No.4 Hieronymus Bosch

4) Hieronymus Bosch. - The time traveller.

It is my firm belief that Hieronymus Bosch had a time machine.

I say this because there is no way anyone could have painted what he did without the aid of both bad sci fi movies from the 50s and strong LSD from the 60's.

The flux capacitor

David Lynch could not imagine the stuff Bosch painted if he put Amy Winehouse and Robert Downey Jr. in a blender and drank the result.

Very little is known about Bosch. I know that he was born in the Middle Ages when they ate lead for good luck and bathed babies in mercury so that may have been a factor but I guess we'll never know. If Van Gough was the Kurt Cobain of Painting then who was Hieronymus Bosch? I'm going to have to go with Frank Zappa or Maybe an 'I am the walrus' era Lennon

Craziest Moment.

Painting 'The Garden of Earthly Delights.'

This one adds credibility to my Time machine theory as it is clearly inspired by an accidental stop off at Disneyland and painted on his return not knowing what the hell he'd just seen.

See 'Splash Mountain' in the background?

Did you know?

That only 25 works have been officially ascribed to Heironymus Bosch? Including this self portrait?

Not pictured, his apprentice Marty

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