Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grieving mother

A recent sketchbook page, with random studies after Hieronymus Bosch, Matthias Gruenewald and Nicolas Presl.  
Sofar, I have been hesitant to use the theme of the high child death rates in Bosch's time, but now i think i might use it. Bosch and his wife might not have had any, but since births were not registered, we can't be certain. What we do know is that artists would hide personal messages in their commissioned work, so the grief of a donor may well have been the same as the artist's. 

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