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 threeheaded 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.