|Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society July Lecture|
Beautiful, beastly, bizarre: the Art of Hieronymous Bosch
Little is known about this remarkable painter, although it has been claimed that he was a member of a heretical sect, a dabbler in alchemy and even a drug-user!
This lecture unravels the meanings of Bosch’s enigmatic paintings in the context of his own time, explaining them in terms of social satire, medieval folklore and pre-Reformation spirituality, while also revealing the beauty and inventiveness of his images.
Paula also lectures for the Courtauld Institute, Christie's Education, the Art Fund and the National Gallery and was formerly lecturer at the British Institute of Florence.
July 7, 2016