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HIERONYMUS BOSCH. ALLEGORIES. SECRET SIGNS

September 12, Saturday - November 12, Thursday
Hieronymus Bosch. His paintings can be read like a book, not just looked at. They are full of allegories and various symbols. Unfortunately, the meaning of many of the symbols is long lost. We do not know when exactly it was created, Bosch never dated his works. Neither do we know what the artist himself named it. Art critics had to give them the titles by themselves.

The corruption and depravity of humankind is contained in multiple symbols. Fruits and berries symbolize sinful sexuality. Bosch's huge birds are an allegory of how unrestrained humans are in lust and debauchery. The glass pipes and retorts are most likely a mockery of alchemists' vain attempts to master the secrets of nature. At the end of their sinful life journey, Bosch's characters arrive in Hell.

His works mesmerise with their wonderful depth and originality. They have the sense of a mystery known only to the artist himself. Bosch demonstrates how easy it is for a human to fall into sin and end up in Hell, even though a long time ago he was born in Heaven.

What is a multimedia exhibition all about? Multimedia exhibitions are a new way of experiencing art – grandiose scale projections of paintings by world-famous artists, animated by digital artists, accompanied by breathtaking music. All of this - in a relaxed, modern atmosphere.

You don't have to have to be an art expert or have knowledge in painting techniques to get an ocean of positive emotions from visiting the exhibition.