JHERONIMUS BOSCH, TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL

JHERONIMUS BOSCH, GERAAKT DOOR DE DUIVEL

By Pieter VAN HUYSTEE

PIETER VAN HUYSTEE FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

The documentary Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the devil follows a team of art historians who try to reveal the mystery of the 25 still remaining paintings of Jheronimus Bosch.

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IDFA 2015
Dutch Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pieter VAN HUYSTEE
    • Writer(s)
    • Pieter VAN HUYSTEE
    • Producer(s)
    • Pieter VAN HUYSTEE (Pieter van Huystee Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the devil follows a team of art historians who try to reveal the mystery of the 25 still remaining paintings of Jheronimus Bosch.

      Over the course of five years the research team travelled the world, visiting museums such as The Louvre, The Prado and the National Gallery of Art in Washington to make an in-depth analysis of Bosch’s paintings. By using modern techniques, such as X-ray, infrared photography, and multi-spectrum analysis, they allow us to penetrate into the deeper layers of his paintings thus helping the audience to look at the works of Bosch with new eyes.

      The research raises the question whether all works are really painted by Bosch. The museum world is waiting anxiously for the results. Is their Bosch a real Bosch? In addition, The Noordbrabants Museum is organizing the largest exhibition to date of the medieval painter in 2016 in Den Bosch, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jheronimus Bosch's death. The museum plays a political chess game to get as much paintings as possible to the exhibition. The Prado owns several masterpieces and will organize their own exhibition on El Bosco. Will The Noordbrabants Museum manage to bring the masterpieces first to the Netherlands?
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