Hieronymus Bosch ⁣ The Adoration of the Magi⁣ ca. 1475⁣

Hieronymus Bosch ⁣ The Adoration of the Magi⁣ ca. 1475⁣

5/30/2021, 10:58:23 PM
Hieronymus Bosch ⁣ The Adoration of the Magi⁣ ca. 1475⁣ “The Adoration of the Magi is an oil painting on wood panel by Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch, executed around 1475. A prominent feature of this painting is the strong perspective effect and also the copious use of gold leaf which is not very typical for Bosch. The pigments employed are red lake, azurite, lead-tin-yellow and ochres.⁣ The precise authorship of this panel is and has been disputed, but in 2016 the Bosch Research and Conservation Project attributed it to Bosch based on evidence in the underdrawing.⁣ Unlike Bosch’s familiar hallucinatory depictions of hell, this tranquil scene, with its tunneling perspective and rather wooden figure types with sensitively rendered faces, is characteristic of the artist’s earliest works. The stagelike setting, with a curtain held aloft by angels, may indicate the influence of religious plays performed in Bosch’s hometown of 's Hertogenbosch. By the late fifteenth century, the three Magi were clearly differentiated to represent their varied regional origins. The Black king is prominently featured and elaborately attired, with a crowned, feathered fez and gold collar and belt with hanging Turkish falchion and jeweled hand shield.”⁣ (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #hieronymusbosch #bosch #theadorationofthemagi #15thcenturyart #goldleafart

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