Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish Dutch painter, known for his detailed landscapes, amazing imagery and illustrations of religious concepts and narratives.
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, a new interactive exhibit of his famous triptych, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, was released online. The website allows you to explore the painting in depth, with text and audio notes for everything there is to know about each piece of the painting you zoom in to.
“Besides the exploration of the art historical story of the painting we will give insight to the creative process of Jheronimus Bosch”, mentions the official description of this interactive documentary, which adds that it “can be read like a book, one can come back after a visit and pick up the book again from the shelf to further explore”.
The site is actually just part of a larger project which also includes an upcoming documentary called “Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil”, along with a Virtual Reality documentary, “Hieronymus Bosch, the Eyes of the Owl”.
First documented in 1517, The Garden of Earthly Delights was probably painted around 1490-1510 and its interpretation is still subject for debate, due to the very few details that are known about Bosch’s life. Of course, individual motifs and elements of symbolism can be explained, but their relationships and the way they relate to his work as a hole has remained enigmatic.
The Garden of Earthly Delights interactive documentary (available in English and Dutch)