The Bosch research and conservation project
“The iconography of greed of the whole world trying to grasp the hay on that cart… it is something you could easily compare to the world of banking,”suggests art historian Dr. Matthijs Ilsink.“With every day, man has to find his way through life and decide between good and evil and has to face the outcome of his choices.” Judgement, or the Pilgrimage of Life, wascertainly the forte of the genius behindthis 16th century Dutch triptych, TheHaywain. Jheronimus (Jeroen) van Aken,better known as Hieronymus Bosch, hasbeen described by the director of the Noord brabants Museum, in the artist’s hometown of Den Bosch, as the “most important and original medieval artist our country has ever produced”.
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