A year of Bosch has opened in Moscow in spite of its ad campaign being banned.

Apparently the work of a legendary painter that was chosen for street posters does not meet with the approval of the Moscow administration.

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In 2016, Europe marks 500 years since the death of one of the West’s most mysterious painters, Hieronymus Bosch, who perished in August, 1516.

 

To commemorate the Northern Renaissance master, his hometown s- Hertogenbosch, as well as Madrid, Venice and other European cities will stage exhibitions featuring works by Bosch and those by present-day artists who have drawn inspiration from the old master’s mystic symbols and unsolved riddles.

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The multimedia exhibition BOSCH: Visions Come Alive, due to open at the ARTPLAY Design Center on March 18, will become one of the centerpiece events dedicated to Bosch in Russia, in 2016.

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Around 30 paintings are attributed to Bosch even though only seven of them actually bear his signature. None of the paintings were titled by the master during his lifetime; all the titles were given to his work by art historians later on. Little is known about his personal life and career but for a handful of facts – he was a third-generation artist, he married into a wealthy family, he had no children, and he was a member of the Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady, an influential religious group in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. So who is Hieronymus Bosch?

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Some say he is a surrealist artist, ‘an honorary professor of nightmares’. Some insist that his paintings contain encrypted secret formulas used by alchemists, astrologers and sorcerers at the time. And some believe he was a heretic, a follower of some banned sects, even though he is known to have been an extremely religious person.

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ARTPLAY MEDIA produces and stages cutting-edge multimedia shows, using such technologies as multichannel animation graphics, dozens of state-of-the-art high-resolution video projectors, giant screens and surround sound.

Address: Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya St, 10

Operating hours Mon-Thur (entrance fee is 450 rub) 11.00 — 21.00

Fri, (entrance fee is 450 rub) 11.00 — 22.00

Sat 11.00 — 22.00 (entrance fee is 650 rubles)

Sun 11.00 — 21.00 (entrance fee is 650 rubles)

The exhibition is open until May 31.

 

 

 

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