under the sign of Hieronymus Bosch
I want to know, where I am.
at the end of June 2012, during the open studios of Zaltbommel, Johannes van Rooij, a man I had never seen before, entering my home, said: I am not coming for your art, but may I ask you a question? he offered to support my theater project with street children in Lima. then he added: would you do me the favor to produce a drawing for me in the spirit of Hieronymus Bosch?
I started the same day. I wanted to meet the request as soon as possible. but then, like a hound tracking its prey, I wanted to know, who the hell was this Hieronymus Bosch and I drew and painted him after a portrait of about 1550.
July 2012: approaching the universe of Hieronymus Bosch with the ornamental language of the carpets of the Inca
the inverted image
two details of the image and their negatives
I drew Hieronymus Bosch after a portrait of about 1550
and went on painting that head
and I drew and painted Johannes van Rooij from my first impression
and went on drawing and painting him after photographs
my first portrait of Hieronymus Bosch became the logo of his house
in July 2013, I started anew drawing and painting Hieronymus Bosch
at the end of July 2013, with a last portrait, my time under the sign of Hieronymus Bosch came to an end