Delve into the vivid imagination of visionary artist Hieronymus Bosch on the Big Screen

Art Documentary On The Curious World Of Hieronymus Bosch at Nouveau Cinemas

The next art documentary in the Exhibition on Screen season uncovers the fascinating world of medieval Dutch artist, Hieronymus Bosch, and is titled The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch.

After 500 years, Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us, and this Exhibition on Screen documentary delves into the vivid imagination of this true visionary.

“A once-in-a-lifetime show.” – The Financial Times

“One helluva homecoming.” – The New York Times

This intriguing documentary releases at Nouveau cinemas on Saturday, 06 May.

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Hieronymus Bosch The Ship of Fools c1500-1510

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? The answers to all these questions and so much more, will be revealed in this remarkable new film from Exhibition on Screen, directed by David Bickerstaff.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the exhibition “Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius” at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands – the largest ever Bosch retrospective, with 36 of his 44 surviving masterpieces on display. This amazing exhibition, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch, attracted almost half a million art lovers from across the world – and museum’s opening hours extended to 1am on days to accommodate the phenomenal demand.

Accompanied by expert insights from the exhibition’s curators and leading cultural critics, the film delves into Bosch’s fascinating life and explores the details and stories within his works – including close-up views of the curiosities hidden within his brimming canvases, from cannibalistic clergymen to three-headed birds – as never before seen.

The film brings to life the original form of Bosch’s famous altarpieces, long separated, which are now divided between the world’s great museums. It also reveals new discoveries made by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project during preparations for the exhibition, using cutting-edge technology to uncover yet further layers to Bosch’s multifaceted paintings. The film’s exploration of this great creative genius should not be missed, as it brings to a fitting end a year-long programme to honour the 500th anniversary of this celebrated artist’s death.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch releases on Saturday, 06 May for four screenings only: 06, 10 and 11 May at 19:30, and on 07 May at 14:30 – at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria, Ster-Kinekor Gateway Nouveau in Durban and at V&A Nouveau in Cape Town.  Bookings are now open, and the running time of this production is 100 minutes.

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With Exhibition on Screen, award-winning arts documentary maker Phil Grabsky & Seventh Art Productions are again delighting art lovers in more than 40 countries, including South Africa.

In 2011 Phil Grabsky and his company, Seventh Art Productions, created art history when they brought major art exhibitions into cinemas across the globe with Leonardo Live from London’s National Gallery. This was the first ever live-to-cinema exhibition broadcast from a gallery or museum. Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions are also the multi award-winning film-makers behind films such as Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World, The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the acclaimed In Search Of series (about Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin), Escape from Luanda and The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan.

Among Phil’s many other films are over 120 Tim Marlow art shows that have played on TV over the past decade. Phil made the world’s first 3D visual arts film: Tim Marlow on British Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts. He has also made six award-winning history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones. Working with co-director David Bickerstaff, Grabsky also completed the lauded short documentary Heavy Water: a Journey to Chernobyl, as well as The Making of Swallows and Amazons – the Bristol Old Vic Sets Sail and Making War Horse – both films exploring the creative processes behind theatrical productions.

Phil has written four books, including The Great Artists, with Tim Marlow. All are available in printed, audible and e-reader formats. Phil has been honoured with awards for Services to Television, Lifetime, Best Director and Services to the Arts and Education.

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