Interactive Tour of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Soror Amy brought this online interactive adventure the explores the painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Jheronimus Bosch to our attention. The site states:

“This interactive documentary is an audio and video rich online experience for which you need to turn on your sound. Or better still: put on a headset.

“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.

There’s also this guided tour:

“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).”

Feed your head!

Oddly enough, legendary art-punk bassist mike watt (MINUTEMEN, fIREHOSE, Iggy & The Stooges) released a “punk opera” in 2011 that revolved around this painting and produced a key to which figures which songs referred to which I include below

Temptation of St. Anthony IIThe Hay WainThe Last JudgementThe Stone SurgeonGarden of Earthly DelightsTemptation of St. Anthony


01 arrow-pierced-egg-man

02 beak-holding-letter-man

03 hammering-castle-bird-man

04 bird-in-the-helmet-man

05 belly-stabbed-man

06 stuffed-in-the-drum-man

07 baby-cradling-tree-man

08 hollowed-out-man

09 finger-pointing-man

10 own-horn-blowing-man

11 fryingpan-man

12 head-and-feet-only-man

13 shield-shouldered-man

14 cherry-head-lover-man

15 pinned-to-the-table-man

16 mouse-headed-man

17 antlered-man

18 confused-parts-man

19 bell-rung-man

20 boot-wearing-fish-man

21 thistle-headed-man

22 funnel-capped-man

23 blowing-it-out-both-ends-man

24 jug-footed-man

25 lute-and-dagger-man

26 mockery-robed-man

27 hill-man

28 hell-building-man

29 man-shitting-man

30 wheel-bound-man

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