2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch (1460 -1516). One of the most celebrated painters of all time, known worldwide for his fantastic images of heaven and hell, Bosch’s artwork is given new perspective in Hieronymous Bosch: Touched by the Devil. This mesmerizing new film follows a team of art historians as they travel the world to examine all of the known Bosch paintings with x-ray and infrared cameras. The exact number of Bosch’s surviving works has been a subject of considerable debate. For the first time, viewers can see behind the varnish, as a team of art historians use technology like x-ray and infrared cameras to determine which paintings can truly be attributed to the painters’ own hand. The film reveals Bosch’s creative process beyond the naked eye. (2016, 89 min, digital)


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