The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things by Hieronymus Bosch

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Hieronymus Bosch created The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things around 1500. Bosch made the tabletop painting with oil paint on wood panels; He created it in Brabant, which is presently known as the Netherlands. Incredibly, this masterpiece was conceived as a piece of furniture to adorn the bedroom in King Philip’s Escorial palace. The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things enlightened people about sins and stopped many from committing wrongdoings by instilling fear in people; It stopped people in their tracks and brought ethics to attention. Hieronymus Bosch masterfully applies symbolism and literalism to illuminate the seven deadly sins and the process of death. Hieronymus Bosch, was born in Brabant, now known as the Netherlands, around 1450. He was a northern European painter of the late Middle Ages, and is considered to be mysterious and elusive in history. His inspiration to become an artist began because his father, brother and uncles were painters, and therefore it is believed he was trained, or mentored, by a relative growing up. He may have been influenced by his religious group for a period time, because a majority of his art had religious themes. In 1488 he joined the highly esteemed Brotherhood of Our Lady, an arch-conservative religious group of around 40 influential citizens of Hertogenbosch, and 7,000 'outer-members' from around Europe. Religion heavily influenced his style because of his Catholic beliefs, and a majority of his works express

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