Visions of Bosch
Leon casino, One scientist examines the wood of a Bosch painting and determines the tree it’s from was cut down after his death in 1516. Curators debate on which paintings will travel from the Prado in Madrid to the Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands. One curator doesn’t want to close the panels of Bosch’s most famous triptych “The Garden of Earthy Delights.” When another curator closes said panels, another painting is revealed on the outside doors that shows the creation of the Earth.
The fascinating use of infrared and X-ray photography shows the original sketches Bosch used that lie underneath the paint. While the paintings are not identified in a linear manner, some of the works on display include “Garden of Earthly Delights,” “The Seven Deadly Sins,” and “The Haywain Triptych.”
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil plays at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston auditorium four times over the next two weeks, starting with engagements tonight Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20.
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