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

About The Entombment

The artwork titled “The Entombment” was crafted by the masterful Hieronymus Bosch in the year 1507. Executed on paper, it exemplifies the Northern Renaissance art movement and is classified within the religious painting genre. This notable piece resides within the esteemed collection of the British Museum in London, United Kingdom.

“The Entombment” illustrates a solemn biblical scene that depicts the moment after the crucifixion of Jesus, showcasing the act of laying his body into the tomb. The composition features several figures surrounding the lifeless body of Christ, each rendered with meticulous attention to detail and emotional intensity befitting the gravity of the scene. The draped garments of the figures and the use of chiaroscuro enhance the sense of depth and poignancy in the scene. The artwork successfully captures the somber and reflective mood that is associated with the religious narratives of the time, while also demonstrating Bosch’s unique ability to convey complex spiritual subjects with a profound sense of humanity and devotion.

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