An inspiring chain of events led to my involvement in two interesting projects dedicate to the 500 years death anniversary of the one of the greatest medieval dutch artists – Hieronymus Bosh.
My thoughts on Jheronimus Bosch and the involvement in the projects:
“Motivated by a happy coincidence, I started a closer and deeper analysis of the artworks by Jheronimus Bosch. Although we are far away in time, epoch and style, the demon-like sarcasm of his works, the strength of irony and psychological anatomy of human nature overwhelmed me. Jheronimus Bosch’s surrealism seems to explore very real and recognisable aspects of life, while his attitude toward ourselves and the surrounding world has a great affinity to my view.
The abstract interpretation of his works served as a huge impulse to my artworks, and the attempt to convey the psychological content of Bosch’s paintings via my abstract art language has become a significant and meaningful transformation of my own experience.”
PROJECT-1: Jeroen Bosch Plaza
I was invited to display my paintings in the JBP-Art gallery, which contains artworks created by multiple contemporary artists inspired by Jheronimus Bosch.
Tribute to Jheronimus Bosch
JBP (www.JeroenBoschPlaza.com) is an online information, knowledge and networking platform connecting Art, Scholarship, and Business around a central theme: the Dutch medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch (aka Jeroen Bosch, Hieronymus Bosch or El Bosco). JBP helps artists, scholars and business professionals to share their work, expertise, and products via an advanced web portal. JBP is run by a small team of volunteers, combining their passionate love for Bosch with many years of professional experience in Fine Art, Art History, and Internet Marketing. JBP is a humble tribute to Bosch: one of the most fascinating, brilliant and controversial painters in the history of mankind.
From medieval marketplace to online plaza
JBP is the contemporary on-line equivalent of the medieval marketplace in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, where 500 years ago the Bosch would network with fellow artists, scholars and traders. The contemporary name of Jheronimus Bosch in the Netherlands is Jeroen Bosch, hence the URL www.JeroenBoschPlaza.com.
www.JeroenBoschPlaza.com was launched on January 1, 2016. The site is growing rapidly and now contains more than 1,500 web pages.
The collection of 7 paintings by Birute is displayed by this project.
PROJECT-2: In de stijl van Jeroen Bosch
Art collector Johannes van Rooij is extremely passionate about the work and life of Jheronimus Bosch. After almost 500 years Johannes has restored the house where this medieval artist used to live, and opened a gallery which displays his remarkable collection. A big part of the collection consists of the works created by multiple contemporary artists who were and are inspired by Jheronimus Bosch. The history of Jheronimus Bosch’s house, the collection of works and humanitarian projects help to preserve the heritage left by this remarkable Dutch artist and stimulate further study of the life and work of Jheronimus Bosch.
I was commissioned to to create a unique artwork inspired by the works and ideas of Jheronimus Bosch. I was free to choose the style and medium, but the inspiration base had to come from the Bosch’s work.
My completed work ‘Carrying the Cross’ was included in the collection ‘In de stijl van Jeroen Bosch‘ (In the style of Hieronymus Bosch), which is dedicated to Jhieronimus Bosch 500 year death anniversary. To see a full collection click here.
Artwork for inspiration
Jheronimus Bosch “Carrying The Cross”