There are places, artists, and musicians you always remember encountering for the first time. Hieronymus Bosch, who died 496 years ago today, definitely makes this list for me: I remember my surprise and wonder when I first saw fragments of Hell from The Garden of Earthly Delights in an old book at my school’s library (thanks to that book, I devoured Dante’s Inferno at a decidedly too-early of an age), and I remember my excitement at seeing a Bosch panel live for the first time at the National Gallery of Art in Washington (finally! I could choose what details to focus on to my heart’s content). With only 25 confirmed works remaining by Bosch in the world, exploring them in person is a treat. Below are two I “met” so far (surreptitiously and imperfectly captured). I hope to see more of “the inventor of monsters and chimeras” soon.