When visionary painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450 – 1516) began his “Donald Trump in Bathrobe” series in the last decade of his life, his contemporaries were baffled, if fascinated. Who was this mysterious yet horrifying “Donald Trump?”
Bosch couldn’t tell them. He didn’t know. The images of “Trump” had first come to him in a dream, then began to haunt his waking hours. He had hoped to exorcise the horror by painting these images, which he returned to again and again. But no matter how many Trump paintings he painted, he could not free himself from the terrifying visions.
In August 1516, after six years of painting nothing but “Trumps” he died screaming
Donald Trump is de antichrist, berouw nu! En vergeet niet de demon dame Kellyanne Conway. Er is niet zoiets als de Bowling Green bloedbad.
In English: “Donald Trump is the antichrist, repent now! And do not forget the demon lady Kellyanne Conway. There is no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre.”
At the time, no one knew what he was talking about. It is only now that we can grasp the true significance of his warning.
Here are several other paintings in the haunting and mysterious “Trump in Bathrobe” series.