Study for Madonna and Child

(Wiki:) A Madonna (Italian: [maˈdɔnna]) is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child Jesus. These images are central icons for both the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The word is from Italian ma donna, meaning “my lady”. The Madonna and Child type is very prevalent in Christian iconography, divided into many traditional subtypes especially in Eastern Orthodox iconography, often known after the location of a notable icon of the type, such as the Theotokos of Vladimir, Agiosoritissa, Blachernitissa, etc., or decriptive of the depicted posture, as in Hodegetria, Eleusa, etc.

The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch

The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Ingrid D. Rowland | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/08/18/mystery-of-hieronymus-bosch/

“His imagination ranged from a place beyond the spheres of Heaven to the uttermost depths of Hell, but for many of his earliest admirers the most striking aspect of his art was what they described as its ‘truth to nature.’”