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Symboliek en satire bij Jeroen Bosch

Gerlach 1969c
Gerlach O.F.M. Cap., P.
Genre: Nonfiction, art history
Uitgave datum: 1969
Bron: Ons Erfdeel, vol. 12, nr. 4 (June 1969), pp. 97-99

Gerlach 1969c


“Symboliek en satire bij Jeroen Bosch” (P. Gerlach O.F.M. Cap.) 1969

[in: Ons Erfdeel, vol. 12, nr. 4 (June 1969), pp. 97-99]

[Reprinted in Gerlach 1988: 103-104]

[Not mentioned in Gibson 1983]


Symbolism definitely plays an important role in the work of Bosch but according to Gerlach it is highly improbable that this symbolism is mainly of a sexual nature. It should not be forgotten that plants and animals did not always have a symbolical meaning: often they were only used as decoration. Gerlach further points out that Bosch was certainly a satirist.



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