Kammer 1

TRIPS TO HIERONYMUS BOSCH. A GLOOMY PREMONITION

Lecture in German by and with CEES NOOTEBOOM

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, Cees Nooteboom was assigned by the Prado to travel to Lisbon, Gent, Rotterdam, Madrid and ’s-Hertogenbosch, in order to seek a new encounter with the master with whom he has been familiar ever since he was a student. But the great painter must nevertheless remain strange to him in ever new ways, since Bosch’s surreal fantasies of animal-headed humans and grotesque monsters cause amazement as well as discomfort. In his brilliant text, Nooteboom describes his attempts to approach the artist’s work through seven of Bosch’s paintings using personal contemplation, art-historical exegesis and insights in the restoration studio.

In German.

In collaboration with Schirmer-Mosel Verlag München.