The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch: In cinemas nationwide on 3 November‏


In cinemas nationwide from 3rd November 2016

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN’s newest film lets viewers explore the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition which brought Hieronymus Bosch masterpieces from around the world back to his hometown in the Netherlands.

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of Genius at the Het Noordbrabants Museum (3 February – 8 May 2016) was the largest ever Bosch retrospective, bringing 36 of his 44 surviving works together in Den Bosch.

The exhibition took a radical approach, offering research and conservation expertise in exchange for loans from the world’s best museums.

Over 420,000 people flocked to the exhibition to marvel at Bosch’s curious creations, with opening hours extended to 1am to accommodate the phenomenal demand.

Now UK audiences can enjoy a front row seat to Bosch’s extraordinary homecoming – without the crowds. Accompanied by expert insights from the exhibition’s curators and leading cultural critics, the film will delve into the life of the visionary artist to explore the inspiration behind his strange and haunting works. Contributors include maverick filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway, The Times’ Chief Art Critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, and Director of the Het Noordbrabants Museum Dr. Charles de Mooij.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch will allow audiences to appreciate the detail of Bosch’s paintings like never before, offering close-up views of the curiosities hidden within his brimming canvases, from cannibalistic clergymen to three-headed birds.

The film brings to life the original form of Bosch’s famous altarpieces, which have long been separated and are now divided between the world’s great museums. It also reveals new discoveries made by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project during preparations for the exhibition, using cutting-edge technology to uncover yet further layers to Bosch’s multifaceted paintings.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch has been chosen by the city of Den Bosch to mark the culmination of Hieronymus Bosch 500, a year-long programme of events to honour the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. The film is a fitting end to these celebrations, transporting Bosch from his hometown out into cinemas around the world.

In cinemas nationwide from 3rd November 2016

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