Inspiration: Bosch, Bruegel, & Grünewald

The fact that these Masters were brilliant caricaturists is obvious. I was first attracted to their work in my early twenties when I was experimenting with alternate ways of seeing (like most of the "Just Say Yes" generation) and was blown away at the way they could depict human suffering. Their subjects were twisted, mangled and exaggerated like nothing I had seen before. Some claim that their work was the effect of toxic delirium caused by ergotism, a disease brought about by the consumption of contaminated rye which was rampant during the Middle Ages.

Hieronymus Bosch
Pieter Bruegel
Matthias Grünewald


Moyse said...

Hey Vin, I've got the third one down (Bruegel) as my desktop at the moment, certainly an inspiration when working on Twelve Angry Men. There's always something new to discover when you look at it (the Bruegel I mean).

Vincenzo said...

I agree, they're just loaded with information and above all great character studies!