Beautiful. Beastly, Bizarre

the art of Hieronymous Bosch

3 November 2021

Digby Hall, Sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm

Bosch’s paintings of nightmarish monsters, demons and bizarre allegories, have intrigued viewers for centuries.  This lecture unravels the meanings of his enigmatic paintings in the context of his own time, explaining them in terms of social satire, medieval folklore and pre-Reformation spirituality, while also revealing their beauty and inventiveness

Lecturer: Paula Nuttal

Director of V&A Medieval and Renaissance Year Course. Specialist in Renaissance art, both Italian and northern European, on which she has published widely, notably From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting 1400-1500 (Yale, 2004). Has collaborated on major exhibitions including Jan van Eyck: an Optical Revolution (Ghent, 2020). Formerly lecturer at the Courtauld Institute and the British Institute of Florence