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Interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights

About this project

The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights provides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling.

Synopsis

The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights provides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. Accompanied by high resolution images of the painting, the exciting story of this masterpiece unfolds.

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 Garden of Earthly Delights is a story about moral and sin in a particular time. The painting however is timeless. The journey that the visitor sets out on in the interactive documentary is a personal one. Beneath the surface we aim to invite the visitor to reflect upon and question their sins and morals.

The interactive documentary Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Delights is part of the transmedia tryptich: ‘Hieronymus Bosch’. The transmedia tryptich consists of the documentary film ‘Hieronymus Bosch, touched by the devil’, the interactive documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Garden of Earthly Delights’ and the Virtual Reality documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch, the Eyes of the Owl’.

Website: http://jheronimus-bosch.nl

Interactive documentary:

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Jheronimus Bosch – an online interactive adventure

Wander through the painting

Zoom in on the Garden of Earthly Delights and discover the many stories hidden behind the images inside the painting. Click on the white text boxes to listen to and/or read the stories. Allow yourself to be guided by the sounds, the music – and the images of course! In this case we would strongly recommend you to wander around.

Experience The Garden of Earthly Delights in 15 steps.

Take the audiovisual tour of the Garden of Earthly Delights narrated by Redmond o’Hanlon. There is also a version for children available, with Nienke de La Rive Box as narrator (in Dutch).

Notes:

How does the interactive documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights’ work?

On a desktop or laptop computer, the website works best when viewed in Google Chrome, but it can also be accessed using the latest versions of Safari or Internet Explorer.
You can also access the site on your iPad, but the audio landscape and music will not (yet) be available then.

Audio is a key element of the website information, so please turn on the sound. Or better still: put on a headset. In addition to audio and texts, the website also includes video and images. It comprises a total of approximately 50 stories about the Garden of Earthly Delights.

Zoom in or out inside the painting using the mouse wheel. You can also zoom in by double-clicking the left mouse button, but to zoom out you will need to use the mouse wheel. You can zoom in down to pixel level to explore the various details of the painting.

Full screen can be selected in the menu bar, under image.

The Garden of Earthly Delights can be explored either by taking a Tour or by using Free exploring.

Freely Explore

You can explore the painting by zooming in on any location. Just zoom in and use your mouse to wander through the painting, allowing yourself to be guided by the sounds and the music – and by the images of course! You can also use your mouse to click on the white-scroll icons that appear throughout the painting. Each icon is linked to an audio story told by Redmond O’Hanlon. If you prefer to read the audio stories, just click on show text .
The white-scroll icons can also be turned off; you can find this option under Image.

Some stories have an extra story added to them. Some of these extra stories have accompanying videos or images. The paintings contain a total of about 20 extra stories.

Tour

When you click on Tour you can select a tour told by Redmond O’Hanlon.

The Tour starts with the paintings exterior panels. Simply move to the next step by clicking on the > (Next) button . The Tour consists of 15 different stories spread across the triptych.

Dutch version

There is also a Dutch version available, narrated by Midas Dekkers. And there is a special version for children. First select the Dutch language in the language menu.

Still have questions? Mail: hetuurvandewolf@ntr.nl