Bosch Kreuztragung and Child

on two sides of the same board. Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Assignment for the short paper on Bosch The two paintings by Hieronymus Bosch (a child in a black circle and Jesus carrying a cross) are on either side of the same wood panel. Write a paragraph about each of the paintings, laying out what you see (the details of the paintings, paying attention to them the way we have in class) and then raising questions on the basis of what you see. Answer your questions with your best analysis. In a third paragraph write about what reasons the painter might have had to paint the paintings back-to-back. What do they mean in the context of each other? Do not look at any analysis of the paintings by others. This is not a research assignment. We are practicing our own analysis. You will get no credit for any ideas you get elsewhere and you will fail the assignment (and the course) if you use other people’s ideas without citing them. …about one typed page, or a little longer if your ideas need the space

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Author: Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/

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