Compiled by members of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and published on the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, this is the definitive new catalogue of all of Bosch’s extant paintings and drawings. His mastery and genius have been redefined as a result of six years research on the iconography, technics, pedigree and conservation history of his paintings and on his life. This stunning volume reproduces all new photography, as well as up-to-date research on the individual works. For the first time the incredible creativity of this late medieval artist, expressed in countless details, is reproduced and discussed in this book. Special attention is being paid to Bosch as an image maker, a crafty draughtsman and a brutal painter, changing the game of painting around 1500 by his innovative way of working.
Matthijs Ilsink is project coordinator of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and teaches at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Jos Koldeweij is professor in art history of the Middle Ages at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.