Franz Sedlacek and Magic Realism

Twitter is useful for finding artworks and artists that I have not come across before...and it strikes again with Franz Sedlacek. Biog details first: Born in 1891 in Breslau and moved to Linz when he was 6. Sedlacek was already showing a talent for drawing, especially characters and after graduating he moved to Vienna whete … Continue reading Franz Sedlacek and Magic Realism

A Trip into Limbo

Went to Compton Verney yesterday and saw this small oil by Pieter Huys, a 16th century Flemish artist who, as you will see, was greatly influenced by Bosch.   This is Descent into Limbo from between 1547 and 1577. When you get up close, you can see a number of similarities to Bosch's work.  As … Continue reading A Trip into Limbo

Boschmania Part Three

Final post on this topic. The Last Judgement I am rather partial to scenes of the fires furnaces of hell and the deep colours used by artists to create the scenes - I am particularly fond of John Martin for this reason - So Bosch is not a let down on this score. This film … Continue reading Boschmania Part Three

Boschmania Part Two

The exhibition was stunning.  Beautifully set out and the areas under discussion made for a journey through the world of Bosch, his workshop and his followers. The highlights for me were: Death and The Miser The Wayfarer Saint John the Baptist The Last Judgement Visions of the Hearafter Death and The Miser This was … Continue reading Boschmania Part Two

Boschmania Part One

So I made it!  All the way to 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands for the sole purpose of seeing the Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius exhibition. Although I have travelled abroad quite a bit in the past year, it was usually for another reason and I sought out exhibitions to go to, however, when I … Continue reading Boschmania Part One

The Garden Of Earthly Delights – Interactive

A link to this wonderful site appeared on my timeline today and it is possibly the most exquisite thing on the internet! Spend hours roaming around Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights!