Devil’s painter: Keeping alive the legacy of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch

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To mark the 500th anniversary of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s death, his hometown s’Hertgonbosch in southern Netherlands, will be hosting an exhibition of his works February 13-May 8, 2016. (AFP)

To mark the 500th anniversary of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s death, his hometown s’Hertgonbosch in southern Netherlands, will be hosting an exhibition of his works February 13-May 8, 2016. (AFP)

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A small museum in his hometown has managed to bring together 20 of the last 25 known surviving panels by the painter often dubbed the ‘devil’s painter’ for the exhibition. People cycle past way past Bosch’s former workshop (in green). (AFP)

A small museum in his hometown has managed to bring together 20 of the last 25 known surviving panels by the painter often dubbed the ‘devil’s painter’ for the exhibition. People cycle past way past Bosch’s former workshop (in green). (AFP)

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Bosch’s work is known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes and depiction of religious concepts. A view of the town where Bosch was born and lived on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

Bosch’s work is known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes and depiction of religious concepts. A view of the town where Bosch was born and lived on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

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During his lifetime, his work was widely copied particularly his macabre depictions of hell. A view of Saint John’s Cathedral in s’Hertgonbosch, The Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

During his lifetime, his work was widely copied particularly his macabre depictions of hell. A view of Saint John’s Cathedral in s’Hertgonbosch, The Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

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Bosch is often known for his highly individualistic style of painting with insights into man’s desires and fears. A view of the canal in s’Hertgonbosch, The Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

Bosch is often known for his highly individualistic style of painting with insights into man’s desires and fears. A view of the canal in s’Hertgonbosch, The Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

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A statue of late Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch stands in front of his former workshop in the town he was born and lived, in s’Hertgonbosch, southern Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

A statue of late Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch stands in front of his former workshop in the town he was born and lived, in s’Hertgonbosch, southern Netherlands, on November 16, 2015. (AFP)

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