Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Explore Bosch's Garden

Explore the Garden of Earthly Delights by Heronimus (or Jheronimus) Bosch.

I took the tour, where 15 parts of the painting were discussed, and also wandered around.

Besides the exploration of the art historical story of the painting we will give insight to the creative process of Jheronimus Bosch. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling. The visitor of the interactive documentary will get a better understanding of what it was like to live in the Late Middle Ages, and for example of what importance religion was in daily life. The interactive documentary 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 background sounds change depending on where in the painting you are.
I could spend hours here, I think. The original painting was more than 2 by 3 metres and the small details are endless.

I wonder what kind of tree is displayed on the left. (Ah.  There was a clickable place that told me it is a 'Dragon Tree' and quite real although Bosch would never have seen one.) The birds in the painting are entirely recognizable, even if the mer-knight on the flying fish is probably not from life.
Wikipedia on the painting. Wikipedia on Bosch.

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