Pieter van Huystee Film
With the support of
Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA
Country of origin
Script and director
Pieter van Huijstee
Hans Dortmans, Pieter van Huijstee
Hans Fels, Gregor Meerman, Giovanni Andreotta, Rogier Timmermans, Erik van Empel, David de Jongh
Bert van Dungen, Mark Wessner, Carla van der Meijs, Pieter van Huijstee junior, Menno Euwe, Charles Kersten, Hens van Rooy
David de Jongh, Chris van Oers, Tim Wijbenga, Michiel Rummens
Paul M. van Brugge
Lotte Gerding, Zoë de Wilde
Commissioning editor NTR
Oscar van der Kroon
January 7th 2016
Trix van Alphen - The Publicity Company
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Zoë de Wilde, Nienke Rispens - Pieter van Huystee Film
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The documentary Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the devil follows a team of art historians who try to reveal the mystery of the 25 still remaining paintings of Jheronimus Bosch.
Over the course of five years the research team travelled the world, visiting museums such as The Louvre, The Prado and the National Gallery of Art in Washington to make an in-depth analysis of Bosch’s paintings. By using modern techniques, such as X-ray, infrared photography, and multi-spectrum analysis, they allow us to penetrate into the deeper layers of his paintings thus helping the audience to look at the works of Bosch with new eyes.
The research raises the question whether all works are really painted by Bosch. The museum world is waiting anxiously for the results. Is their Bosch a real Bosch? In addition, The Noordbrabants Museum is organizing the largest exhibition to date of the medieval painter in 2016 in Den Bosch, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jheronimus Bosch's death. The museum plays a political chess game to get as much paintings as possible to the exhibition. The Prado owns several masterpieces and will organize their own exhibition on El Bosco. Will The Noordbrabants Museum manage to bring the masterpieces first to the Netherlands?