Jheronimus 'Bosch by Night', a Lightshow
Dutch artist Jheronimus Bosch comes to life in light and sound with a spectacular open-air show in the market square, where the painter’s studio was once located.
From 1450 to 1516, the world-famous painter Jheronimus Bosch lived and worked at a house on the edge of 's-Hertogenbosch's market square. Here he created his characteristic panels and drawings full of bizarre creatures, devilish dreams and magical monsters. Here he found inspiration and developed his major themes: seduction, sin and judgement.
Jheronimus' home, 's-Hertogenbosch
Jheronimus' unique paintings became famous not just in 's-Hertogenbosch, but also much further afield: patrons from all over Europe commissioned paintings by him. Because many artists in the Middle Ages named themselves after their hometown, Jheronimus decided to change his last name to 'Bosch'. In this way, Jheronimus linked himself to his city, 's-Hertogenbosch, forever!
The city centre has hardly changed over the past five centuries and Jheronimus' work has also remained as unique as it was then. It now has its place in famous museums around the world and still inspires visitors, artists and scientists on a daily basis.
Light and sound show
This light and sound show is one of a kind, bringing Jheronimus Bosch back to life where, some 500 years ago, he created his masterpieces. The premiere will coincide with the final day of the successful Jheronimus Bosch – 'Visions of genius' exhibition.
Visit another world
The life-size projections used by 'Bosch by Night' are of exceptional quality. Video mapping transports the audience to the painter's fantastic world, full of wonderful monsters and timeless symbolism that fascinates and inspires people around the world to this day. 'Bosch by Night' was developed as part of the 'Bosch Experience', a discovery tour of the city that aims to introduce the audience to the world famous painter, his work and era, in an appealing, accessible manner. The 'Bosch Experience' brings figures and themes from Bosch's triptych the 'Garden of Earthly Delights' to life in a concept developed in collaboration with the Efteling theme park.
Date & Time:
Now to Saturday 10 December 2016
Daily 18:30 (Thursday 21:30) (11 November cancelled)
Markt (Market Square)
5211 JV Den Bosch
Entrance is free of charge; no ticket required
For more information, please go to www.bosch500.nl
Photo credit: Jheronimus Bosch 500
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