“Triptych of Temptation of St. Anthony”
Since I was a child, I always had great interest for art, particularly painting. I was maybe 9 or 10, when I saw an ad in a magazine selling a collection of 100 postcards of the most renowned painters. Each one depicts a painting and behind was the description of the work and some elements of the author’s life. It was very cheap and my parents allowed me to order it. When I received the box of cards, it was a revelation. I spent hours and hours looking at them, reading the comments; I must admit, my favorite game was to learn the title and the name of the painter by heart. I was really proud to ask my dad to pick 10 of them and to ask me: “Who painted this? What is the title of this painting?” This is how I discovered the works of Rembrandt, Kandinsky, Cézanne or Vasarely.
I think, I still have these postcards in a drawer, somewhere at my parents’ home.
This passion and need to study never really left me. That’s why today, I’m learning the different artistic movements in painting. My main resource is this very interesting French website: Histoire de l’Art.
2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch, one of the most imaginative painter of all times.
I’m just fascinated by the creativity, irony and sense of moral of this Dutch painter. There is symbolism in each of his characters, and certainly thousands of hidden gems. His monsters and chimeras, are still today very contemporary and reflect the human condition.
Through this interactive documentary “Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights”, you can discover the work of this painter: A story about moral and sin.