It is a wonder to me that they haven’t incarcerated Hieronymus Bosch in an institution for his lifetime. Even today they would treat the painter as a very controversial guy. Especially concerning the fact most of his pictures have a religious background and intentions. He must have had very powerful sponsors and clients who have protected him. How did he survive in the fifteenth century? Were the people more tolerant that time? Or respected artists more than today?
The excellent exhibition Jheronimus Bosch — Visions of genius is moving now [the end of May 2016] from the friendly small Noordbrabants Museum in the painter’s birthplace s’Hertogenbosch (the Dutch call the town simply Den Bosch) to the huge Prado Museum in Madrid.