The Entombment (1507) by Hieronymus Bosch

The Entombment - Hieronymus Bosch - 1507

Artwork Information

TitleThe Entombment
ArtistHieronymus Bosch
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationBritish Museum, London, UK
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About The Entombment

Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch artist from the Northern Renaissance, is renowned for his complex and symbolically rich artworks. Among his notable pieces is “The Entombment,” created in 1507, which is housed at the British Museum in London, UK.

Bosch’s paintings often carry contemporary themes, including ecological, social, and political narratives, but they are particularly dense with religious symbolism. “The Entombment” is no exception, reflecting the artist’s preoccupation with the spiritual and moral state of humankind. His works frequently depict sin, human moral failings, and the evil inherent in man, using imagery such as demons, half-human animals, and machines to evoke fear and confusion.

“The Entombment” itself is a part of Bosch’s broader oeuvre that includes other famous works like “The Garden of Earthly Delights” (1510-1515), “The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things” (1485), and “The Temptation of St. Anthony” (1470-1516). These paintings are known for their allegorical content and intricate details that continue to puzzle and fascinate scholars and art enthusiasts alike.

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