On 10 August 2017, we went to Den Bosch city, the capital of North Brabant province in the Netherlands. Here we saw this house, De Kleine Winst. In the fifteenth century, its owner was the father of famous painter Hieronymus Bosch, who probably spent his childhood here.
Behind the windows, fantasy animals, inspired by Bosch’s art.
All photos in this blog post are cell phone photos.
This is a Dutch 360 degree video about De Kleine Winst.
In 2016 was the commemoration of Hieronymus Bosch’s death 500 years ago. That included exhibitions in Den Bosch, and elsewhere.
However, now in 2017, Den Bosch has not forgotten its artist. As 21st century art in de Kerkstraat (Church Street) shows.
This picture on a Kerkstraat fence shows a fishy monster, inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s works. The Dutch text is about Den Bosch’s city walls: first built in the 12th century, they were mostly torn down in the 19th century.
The next picture shows another Bosch-style fantasy animal. The text is about the statue of Hieronymus Bosch at the central city square, erected in 1930. Sculptor August Falise made it.
The next picture shows a very big fish.
The next picture shows a lute player, a common sight in the days of Hieronymus Bosch.
The last picture in this series shows a crowned dragon. The text is about a royal visit to the city in 1936.
Finally, also in the Kerkstraat, a shop sign depicting a kingfisher; a bird depicted by Hieronymus Bosch as well.
We continued to a theatre festival in Den Bosch. So, stay tuned!
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