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Explore Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights in an Amazing, Annotated Interactive

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Jheronimus Bosch: An Online Interactive Adventure

Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights” has bewitched and bewildered art fans and historians alike for centuries. It’s crowded, complicated, and in certain sections either enchanting or unsettling. And now, curious aficionados who don’t live near the Museo del Prado can give it a closer look, thanks to a new interactive tool that allows users to zoom in and explore the work—either on their own, while listening to audio annotations, or through a pre-set “highlight tour.”

Open Culture notes that the tool comes as part of a “transmedia triptych,” which also includes a documentary titled Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (trailer below), and a virtual reality documentary titled Hieronymus Bosch, the Eyes of the Owl. (For her part, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens is already an avowed fan of the interactive tool, which she has enjoyed alongside her daughter.) And if none of that’s enough, there’s apparently also an app for that.