Like a Politician’s Promises…

… It’s a bunch of Bosch, claiming to be a Garden of Earthly Delights. Of course, we’re talking about Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych (painted ca. 1490-1510), which is on display at the Prado, where it has been for decades.

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Even before I became a medievalist, this hallucinogenic set of paintings was one of my favorite works of art, and if anything, I’ve come to appreciate it even more as the years have gone by.

And as it happens, a Dutch documentarian named Peter van Huijstee has put together an interactive “tour” of the paintings. OpenCulture.com reports that the website is:

[…] part of a larger “transmedia tryptich,” which also consists of the traditional documentary film Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil […] and a “virtual reality documentary” called Hieronymus Bosch, the Eyes of the Owl.

So I know what I’m doing during my office hours tomorrow. Thank you so much, Mr. van Huijstee.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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