The Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel I(1563)

-Bosch and Bruegel Tour President's Diary

-Bosch Gallery

-Bruegel Gallery

-The Problem of the Dog-Legged Gate

-Lapis Documents Part 1

-Lapis Documents Part 2

-Lapis Documents Part 3

-Lapis Documents Part 4


The Pedlar by Hieronymus Bosch (1485), Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam



Crucifixion with a Donor by Hieronymus Bosch (1485), Groeningmuseum, Bruges







An ancient bridge in lovely, crowded Bruges, Belgium.

Paul, Scott and Tracy in the Markt, Bruges.





View from the bell tower in Gent, Belgium.









Scott and Paul enjoying a delicious lunch in Gent.

Bosch: St. Jerome, Christ Carrying the Cross (detail), Museum voor Shone Kunsten, Gent. 



Tracy and Scott at a city sponsored graffiti wall, Gent.

Bruegel: Fall of the Rebel Angels (detail), Musee Royaux de Beaux-Arts, Brussels.




The fascinating Bosch Canal Tours in s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, included a floating cinema with a documentary about the paintings!

Statue of Bosch in the center of s'Hertogenbosch with his home (green building) in the background.




Bosch: The Pedlar (aka The Prodigal Son, detail), Bruegel: Tower of Babel (detail), Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

It was wonderful to be able to take photographs (flash not allowed) and spend so much time with these magnificent paintings.

Bosch Bruegel Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel I by Colin Batty

The Bosch and Bruegel Society was founded on deep appreciation for the work of the painters Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450 -1516) and Pieter Bruegel I (c.1525 -1569). We are dedicated to focused exploration of the worlds bequeathed to us in their paintings.

Examples of our inquiries include "The Problem of the Dog-Legged Gate" and the reproduction of The Lapis Documents, undocumented pages from the personal journal of an artist working in the Low Countries. The Bosch and Bruegel Society topic list is as varied as the works of the artists themselves and we hope that it leads to a fuller appreciation of their extraordinary art.

Bosch and Bruegel Tour

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Bruges at Dawn

On April 21, 2010, four members of the Bosch and Bruegel Society flew to Amsterdam for a splendid ten day tour of paintings and historic sites in Belgium and Holland. It included three days in Bruges, two days in Gent, with a day trip to Brussels, half a day in Antwerp, two days in s'Hertogenbosch, half a day in Rotterdam and a final day in Amsterdam. See the President's Diary to plan your own B+B tour. We highly recommend it! The museums are gorgeous, the people are very friendly, the food is delicious, the lodgings are comfortable and the scenery is incredible.