10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Among modern filmmakers, you can find a lot of fans of Caravaggio, Goya or Rembrandt. However, none of the painters did not affect the cinematic image of the world more thoroughly than Hieronymus Bosch — the main horrormeister of the middle Ages, Professor Emeritus of nightmares, the artist, whose heritage has enough followers for a good 500 years.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Someone borrows his "letter". Someone- spirit. Someone is following in the footsteps of the master, without even knowing it. "Archiv" recalled the 10 Directors whose films Bosch is present at least on the rights of the Muse.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Terry Gilliam. Footage from the animated sketches for TV show "Monty Python".

Terry Gilliam (Director of "12 monkeys", "Brazil", "Fear and hatred in Las Vegas", a member of the famous comedian group "Monty Python") much in common with Hieronymus Bosch. It is not only the ease with which Gilliam makes shooting Studio blockbusters to hell for investors and producers. Bosch is a long — standing obsession of Terry Gilliam.

According to him, once he saw the triptych "the Temptation of St. Anthony" in Brussels, he experienced "the Stendhal syndrome" has become "Pavlov's dog of art" and now whenever the mention of Hieronymus Bosch drops enthusiastic drool.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Music Hell. Right wing. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

The garden of earthly delights. The Central part. Fragment

The influence of Bosch can be seen in the films of Gilliam, for example, without it definitely not done in the apocalyptic future scenes from 12 monkeys.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony. Left wing of a triptych. Fragment

But most notably it is in the animated sketches that Terry did for the TV show "Monty Python". Here and flying fish, funny nuns, and the theme of the fanfare is solved in the traditional manner of Bosch.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Christophe Gan. Stills from the film "silent hill".

French Director Christophe Gan, mostly known thanks to the film adaptation of the cult video game "silent hill", has managed to recreate on the big screen naturally Boskovski hell.

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony

Crimson-steamy nightmare "silent hill" generously dusted with ash and typical of Bosch's symbols — crosses, keys, etc. the city is wandering the creepy pyramid head Reaper (need I remind you how loved was Bosch all sorts of pyramids, cones and triangles?), and, it seems, if you look closely, the blade of his monstrous cleaver found so characteristic of the Bosch brand "M".10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Music Hell. Right wing. Fragment

But most importantly, of course, not the characters, and loved Hieronymus Bosch the idea that hell is inevitable for sinners, and for those who thought themselves righteous.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony. The right line of the triptych. Fragment.

And even in purely visual terms "silent hill" is a nod to the other painter of horrors, Francis bacon, attentive audience is not difficult to understand, whence feet grow.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Death of a whore

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

David Lynch. Stills from the film "Blue velvet" and the TV series "twin Peaks".

This sniper formulation is suitable for many of the film Lynch.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Music Hell. Right wing. Fragment

Postcard cozy one-storey America, from behind the neat facades which suddenly begins to shove the infernal horror is his favorite kind. Perhaps you confuse the frame of the Lynch fragment of any of the triptych of Bosch.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. The Central part. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. A fragment of the Central part of the triptych

Yes, and that the owls are not what they seem, Bosch knew 500 years before the TV series "twin Peaks".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The hearing forest and the sighted field

In short, David Lynch — a faithful follower of Jerome. Just go to the Black Lodge can be very different paths.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Guillermo Del Toro. Stills from "pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy 2".

First Mexican del Toro has in common with Bosch's passion for multi-figure compositions. His films are like paintings of Bosch, slightly suffer from overpopulation.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

They too can consider years to discover the background of all new faces, snouts, meanings, story monogram. They also cramped from tiaras and halos, horns and hooves.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Music Hell. Right wing. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

In addition, Bosch del Toro brings a medieval attitude towards the supernatural: Guillermo for different things -- the same routine as for you — tube or social network.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Sketches of the monsters

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

George Lucas. Footage from the movie series "Star wars."

George Lucas can hardly be suspected of love for medieval painting. However, the author of "Star wars" said in an interview that some alien creatures he invented under the influence of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch (in particular, he mentioned Jabba the Hutt).

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Two monster

Well, Bosch, of course, knew a lot about the giant toads. However, let's not forget that Lucas was first and foremost a clever promoter.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Left wing. Fragment

There is a suspicion that he just decided to gather additionally for the account of Bosch's solidity. Creating a cult on a planetary scale, it is necessary to get respectable sources of inspiration — in fact, I did not tell Lucas that the creation of "Star wars" was inspired by "the muppet show".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Judgment. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

In addition, it is a sort of cultural indulgences fans of the epic. Now no one can accuse them of immaturity and thoughtlessness.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Turtle skull on the carapace and winged demon

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Martin McDonagh. Stills from the film "lay low in Bruges".

The Spanish monk josé de Sigüenza wrote: "while other artists depicted the man as he outside, only Bosch had the courage to draw close to him inside." In this sense, the Englishman McDonagh — a suitable successor: judgement day happens to his characters in.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Judgment

The feature debut of McDonagh — "to Lie low in Bruges" — was started under the impression of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, the last judgement, and the Director wanted to "echo Bosch" was heard in every frame.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Judgment. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

It has a scene where a gangster, consumed with guilt, contemplates "the last judgement" (we must pay tribute to the courage of the Directorate of the groeninge Museum in Bruges, put in such a decent place Colin Farrell).

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Judgment. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

Then he heard one of the best of the art reviews in history ("All the rest — rubbish, but I like this one") and one of the best interpretations of the story:

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Judgment. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Alexey Herman. Stills from the film "Hard to be God".

For most of our contemporaries, the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch — a strange testimony of the manners, customs, collective fears of the dark and mysterious middle Ages.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The carrying of the cross

Another thing Alex Herman: working on his latest tape "Hard to be God", he had in mind not so much by the Strugatsky brothers, how many Bosch and Brueghel. And shot while the film is about our time. In an interview with film critic Anton Valley, Herman said:

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The crowning with thorns

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Adoration Of The Magi. The Central part of the triptych. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The hay

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

By M. Night Shyamalan. Footage from the film "the Sixth sense", "the Mysterious forest", "Signs".

Some biographers believe that Hieronymus Bosch created not so much for the edification of posterity, much to the amusement of notable customers.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. St. John the Baptist in the wilderness

His paintings are multi-figure puzzles in which Bosch was coded biblical texts, folklore, astrological forecasts, satirical remarks, etc., was for the nobles of a sort of intellectual puzzles, collecting that, they can tickle your nerves.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The Temptation Of St. Anthony. Right wing of a triptych. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The death of the miser. Fragment

In the context of this theory by M. night Shyamalan is the author of "the Sixth sense", "Signs" and "Mysterious forest" — it looks like a direct descendant, only his films are equally intriguing and frighten the public.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Extracting the stone of stupidity. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Samuel Bayer. Stills from the video clip Until it Sleeps Metallica

In the filmography of the American Bayer — just one feature film: the remake of "Nightmare on elm street", which is awkward to compare what the medieval painting, but even with the original film about Freddy Krueger.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Behold The Man (Ecce Homo)

But the clip Until it Sleeps, which Bayer withdrew for Metallica, is an obvious homage to Bosch: in five minutes, Leverkusen managed to quote "the Garden of earthly delights", "hay" and attributed to Bosch's work "Behold the man".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. Crucifixion with a donor

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The hay-cart. Left and right panels of a triptych

Well, Leverkusen, is a big fan of letting gravitas and pathos to a despicable popular culture. Even a personal exhibition of his works (largely consisting of female nudity) called "Diptychs and triptychs".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch. The garden of earthly delights. Music Hell. Right wing. Fragment

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Valery Ugarov. Footage from the animated film "Caliph-stork".

The record of the animator Valery Ugarov — several editions of the TV series "Merry go round" and "In the back".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

More amazed to discover it absolutely Boskovski item — a cartoon adaptation of the fairy tale of Hauff "Caliph-stork".

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

The garden of earthly delights. The Central part. Fragment / The Temptation Of St. Anthony. Hieronymus Bosch.

Those who saw it in childhood, is not to scare crafts like "Nightmare on elm street": not trying to be the canvases of the master visually, this "Caliph-stork" is exploiting the terrible elements mandatory Bolhovskoy program. Witches, alchemy, reptiles, animal-like freaks, dead tree in the darkness.

10 film Directors who continued the work of Hieronymus Bosch

Visions of the underworld (Blessed and cursed)

But the most important characteristic of the middle Ages in General, and Bosch in particular the theme of punishment for such grave sins as curiosity, fun and frivolity. After all, the local hero got into trouble not so much because mixed up with a witch doctor, a vivisector, but because of that laugh.

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