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Hieronymus Bosch, ‘Christ In Limbo’, about 1575, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Hieronymus Bosch, ‘Christ In Limbo’, about 1575, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Christ In Limbo, about 1575

Oil on wood
22 7/8 × 28 3/8 in
58.1 × 72.1 cm
Permanent collection
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 63.10, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual …

Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 63.10, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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Painting
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Public domain / Image provided by Indianapolis Museum of Art
Hieronymus Bosch
Dutch, ca. 1450–1516
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Dutch painter and draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch is a canonized figure in art history for his religious and allegorical panel paintings populated with grotesque creatures and nightmarish scenes. Bosch’s macabre imagery is often interpreted as a visual translation of metaphors found in the Bible with the intent of instilling moralizing Christian principles in the viewer. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was significantly influenced by Bosch’s approach to depicting landscape, and his bizarre scenes were also cited as a central source of inspiration for the 20th-century Surrealist movement.

Hieronymus Bosch, ‘Christ In Limbo’, about 1575, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Hieronymus Bosch, ‘Christ In Limbo’, about 1575, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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About the work
Provenance
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 63.10, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual …

Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 63.10, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Public domain / Image provided by Indianapolis Museum of Art
Hieronymus Bosch
Dutch, ca. 1450–1516
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Dutch painter and draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch is a canonized figure in art history for his religious and allegorical panel paintings populated with grotesque creatures and nightmarish scenes. Bosch’s macabre imagery is often interpreted as a visual translation of metaphors found in the Bible with the intent of instilling moralizing Christian principles in the viewer. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was significantly influenced by Bosch’s approach to depicting landscape, and his bizarre scenes were also cited as a central source of inspiration for the 20th-century Surrealist movement.

Christ In Limbo, about 1575

Oil on wood
22 7/8 × 28 3/8 in
58.1 × 72.1 cm
Permanent collection
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