The problem is that very little personal information is known about Bosch because he left no diaries or letters. Despite the date of his birth being unclear, he was born in 1450 in Netherlands.
Bosch was widely known for his use of eye-catching imagery to illustrate religious and moral narratives and concepts. He is said to have derived his skills from his father and uncles who were also painters.
The most famous work that was created by Hieronymus in 1504 is the Garden of Earthly Delight, a triptych that is also known as the last judgement. This is a painting that displays unique architecture and a burst of colours.
In the artistic work, Bosch included weird creatures and an unusual landscape and you will also find religious aspects such as Adam, Eve, God and hell. Image interpreters say the agenda of the last judgement was to remind people that hell existed and they could be punished for eternity. He was said to be a genius of surrealism, a style of art that is not meant to be easily comprehended or understood.
The key characteristic of the last judgement gives it a dreamlike quality. In it is a multitude of giant birds, nude humans, and horses cavort in a delightful landscape. Every element in the painting stands out to form a harmonious whole.
The central panel of the portrait represents the seven deadly sins. On the left wing, you will notice the tumbling of the Rebel Angels, fall of man, creation of Eve and animals living with humans without interaction and expulsion. At the top in a bright area is God and on the right, the interior shows Hell.
In the painting, the divine court is brought out as insignificant at the top, and only a few souls are numbered. The larger number of humans is seen to have been engulfed in the murky landscape below.
The nightmare represents the earth as one destroyed by the fire foretold in the thirteenth-century hymn. Ideally, Bosch seems to have done very well creating artistic images of what the Garden of Eden, the return of Christ from the sky and Hell would be like.
The Dutch painter who later died in 1516 at around the age of 65 left puzzling works that can be found in Vienna’s Picture Gallery at the academy of fine arts.