Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch

Style: Northern Renaissance, Symbolism

Lived: 1453 - 1516 (15th - 16th century)

Nationality: Netherlands

The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

1480

by Hieronymus Bosch



Also known as 'The Cure of Folly'.

Original Dimensions: 48 x 35 cm

Removing "stones" from the head was a fairly common medieval operation. Maybe Bosch already understood the idiocy of this, as he painted a flower coming out of the patient's head, not to mention the attributes on the doctor's heads.

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