Paris, 27 August 2019
Members of Parliament,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I was very hesitant to come and address you today. Nevertheless, I wanted to honour...
The artist Hieronymus Bosch probably had the most prodigious imagination of his day. He was the great surrealist of the waning Middle Ages. His paintings were both a promise and a threat, intended to convey an idea of what would happen in paradise and, even more so, in hell. He created labyrinths of atrocities and a vocabulary of the bestial.