Agenda 2017 > Memoria

Jheronimus Bosch: His Life and His Work

Congreso internacional con motivo de la exposición "El Bosco. Visiones de un genio" en el Museo Noordbrabants de Den Bosch y la publicación de los resultados del proyecto de investigación y conservación sobre su obra





Este cuarto congreso internacional analiza las últimas novedades en los estudios sobre El Bosco con ocasión del 500 aniversario de su muerte.

Los tres anteriores fueron Jheronimus Bosch Revealed: The Painter and His World (2001); Jheronimus Bosch: His Sources (2007) y Jheronimus Bosch: His Patrons and His Public (2012).      

El congreso ha sido organizado por el Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, la Fundación Jheronimus Bosch 500, el ayuntamiento de Den Bosch y la Universidad Radboud de Nijmegen.



Comité Científico:

Prof. Dr. Ron Spronk (director), Prof. Dr. Jos Koldeweij, Dr. Eric De Bruyn, Dr. Matthijs Ilsink, Hannah Gooiker, M.A. (secretaria administrativa). 

El idioma oficial del Congreso será el inglés.

Tarifas (incluye Recepción en el Ayuntamiento de ‘s-Hertogenbosch el 14 de abril, buffets de comidas y coffee breaks, cena buffet del 15 de abril y una visita exclusiva a la exposición Jheronimus Bosch, Visions of Genius:

General. 225 euros

Estudiantes. 112,50 euros

Para  hacer el registro en el Congreso descargar el siguiente formulario Registration form: Bosch conference 2016   y enviarlo completado a Hannah Gooiker:

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Más información sobre el proyecto de investigación y conservación

Thursday April 14 

9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM  

Possible visit to the exhibition (Please note:  this requires additional ticketing with registration) 

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM  

Registration and coffee 

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM  

Ron Spronk, Opening words 
Matthijs Ilsink and Robert G. Erdmann, Introduction to the 


3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM  

Larry Silver, Defining Bosch Keynote presentation

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM    

Panel discussion: Eric De Bruyn, Matthijs Ilsink, Jos Koldeweij,  Friso Lammertse, Elke Oberthaler, Larry Silver 

5:30 PM  

Reception, City Hall, 1 Market Square  

Friday April 15 

 8:00 AM  – 11:00 AM  

Possible visit to the exhibition (requires conference badge; please note: no entrance after 8:30 AM) 

10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM  

Registration and coffee 

11:15 AM  – 12:15 PM  

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Tania de Nile   
New provenance research: the Vienna Last Judgement  in 17th-century inventories

Giulio Bono and Maria Chiara Maida
Bosch in Venice; Notes on the conservation treatments

Jan Sanders   
The charterhouse near ’s-Hertogenbosch and its connection with the studio of Jheronimus Bosch, 1466-1515

Monika Strolz   
The  Christ Carrying the Cross in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – Observations and Restoration Treatment

12:15 PM          


 1:45 PM  –   2:45 PM  

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Lynn Jacobs   
Inside/Outside:  Bosch's Triptych of the Crucified Female Martyr

Geert Van der Snickt
Chemical imaging on work by J. Bosch by means of MA-XRF scanning

Henry Luttikhuizen  
Into the Wild: The Place of Saint John the Baptist in the Work of Jheronimus Bosch and Geertgen tot Sint  Jans

Aline Genbrugge
Conservation of the Saint Jerome from the Museum of Fine Arts of Ghent at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)

2:45 PM  


3:15 PM –   4:15 PM  

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Laura Ritter
The making of Bosch. Observations on his artistic reception

Annetje Boersma, Friso Lammertse and Eva van Zuien 
The  Saint Christopher revealed: Remarks on the restoration process and Bosch’ painting technique

Björn Blauensteiner
The fall of man and its consequences. Thoughts on the pictorial programme of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights

Simon Egan and Griet Steyeart
The restoration of the Last Judgement by Bosch in the Groeninge Museum, Bruges 

4:15 PM –   4:45 PM  

Plenary presentation:


Luuk  Hoogstede
Changing the face of Bosch: the effects of restoration

5:30 PM  

Reception and conference dinner   Groot Tuighuis, Bethaniestraat 4  (The location of the famous 1967 exhibition!) 

Saturday April 16 

9:30 AM  – 10:30 AM  

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Elena Vázquez
The appreciation of Bosch's paintings in Spanish sources

Abbie Vandivere
“A translucent flesh-colouredprimuersel": Intermediate layers and visible underdrawing in Jheronimus Bosch paintings

Marieke van Wamel
The patron in the picture. Bosch and his donor portraits

Yona Pinson
"Let it be…" The World corrupted from its Inception

10:30 AM  


11:00 AM  – 12:00 Noon     

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Erwin Pokorny
Alart du Hameel and Jheronimus Bosch - Artistic relations and chronology 

Nenagh Hathaway
Breaking with tradition: Bosch's triptych exteriors in the context of the Netherlandish grisaille

Concha Herrero Carretero
Bosch 's dreams and caprices. Tapestries of the Spanish Royal Collection

Jens Kremb
Painted tabletops of the late Middle Ages and Hieronymus Bosch’s Seven deadly Sins and the Four Last Things

12:00 Noon  


1:30 PM  –   2:30 PM  

Four presentations in two parallel sessions:


Jeanne van Waadenoijen
Salmen  genoechte  hebben  met  wiven? The Garden of Earthly Delights,  interpretations and prejudices

Daan van Heesch  
Bosch’s Afterlife in the New World. Eschatological Imagination in Colonial Latin America

Loes Scholten
BoschDoc; a database holding source texts about Hieronymus Bosch, his life and works 

Tessel Bauduin 
Jheronimus Bosch: His surrealist afterlife – or the art critical reception of Bosch as surrealist in the 20th century

2:30 PM  


3:00 PM –   3:30 PM  

Two presentations in one parallel session:


Eric De Bruyn 
The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych: Some Tentative Considerations about the Iconography of its Central Panel

Patrick Le Chanu and Agnes Virole
The  Conjurer in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a fascinating “quasi-Bosch” painting

3:30 PM –   4:00 PM         

Plenary presentation:


Hugo van der Velden
Bosch and the Rise of Genre

4:00 PM    

Closing remarks

4:30 PM     Farewell drink