I was first introduced to his work by my father. Something in a project I was working on reminded him of a part of Bosch's most famous work, The Garden of Earthly Delights. He had seen Bosch's work at the Prado when he had studied in Spain. I had never heard of him or his work, and so a Google search ensued.
|The Garden of Earthly Delights|
|Details from The Garden of Earthly Delights|
His work is all the more remarkable when considering the historical context behind it. Some of his surreal imagery seems very futuristic in nature, and his style is reminiscent of Dali. Yet Bosch was producing his work nearly 450 years before Dali was even born, and Bosch's surrealist style is hardly typical of Renaissance art. His incorporation of symbolism into art is also fascinating to regard.