Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlands painter of the 15th - 16th Century. Although mainly religious in nature, his fantastic imagery and often surreal and nightmarish visions have intrigued and fascinated art lovers ever since.
Bosch lived and worked in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a fairly quiet Dutch city. His training as a painter Bosch, most probably, received in the family. His father and grandfather were both painters.
In 1486-87, Bosch’s name appears for the first time in the membership lists of the Brotherhood of Our Lady, one of the many groups devoted to the worship of the Virgin, which flourished in the late Middle Ages.
Hieronymus Bosch is known for his enigmatic panels illustrating complex religious subjects with fantastic, often demonic imagery. Bosch’s pictures have always fascinated viewers, but in earlier centuries it was widely assumed that his diabolic scenes were intended merely to amuse or titillate, most people regarded him as “the inventor of monsters and chimeras’. No matter what explanation and comprehension of his art might be, Bosch remains the most extravagant painter of his time.
Hiroshige, in full Andō Hiroshige, professional names Utagawa Hiroshigeand Ichiyūsai Hiroshige, original name Andō Tokutarō (born 1797, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan—died October 12, 1858, Edo), Japanese artist, one of the last great ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) masters of the colour woodblock print. His genius for landscape compositions was first recognized in the West by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. His print series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1833–34) is perhaps his finest achievement.