Bosch - whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken - was widely copied and imitated. Today only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Bosch's oeuvre. This book published in view of the upcoming 500th anniversary of Bosch's death examines just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential.
The author: Stefan Fischer studied art history, history and classical archaeology in Munster, Amsterdam and Bonn. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis on Hieronymus Bosch: Malerei als Vision, Lehrbild und Kunstwerk. His specialist fields are Netherlandish painting of the 15th to the 17th century and museology.