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Enemy painter: Hieronymus Bosch

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 the Boston Athenaeum will host the following lecture by art historian and Harvard professor Joseph Koerner :

"Active in the Netherlands around 1500 at the eve of the Protestant Reformation, Bosch was a master portraitist of devils, nightmares, cosmic catastrophes, and hellish punishments. In cultivating evil as his strange artistic specialty, Bosch also cast himself as potentially demonic --- a painter of enemies who might also be an enemy painter. A person of his time, Bosch is nevertheless relevant today in our era of increased xenophobia and polarized politics."

Members $15. Registration required. Register now at or at 617-720-7600.


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