Experience ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ in Virtual Reality

Caitlin Schneider

Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch is perhaps best known for his work The Garden of Earthly DelightsThe piece—an ambitious triptych masterpiece depicting Eden on the left, hell on the right, and a mess of nudes, fantastical fruit and animals, and strange architectural formations in the middle—is often interpreted as a scene of temptations. It has captivated the world for centuries, and now you can do more that just gaze upon it—you can step inside of it.

An app called Bosch VR has turned the work into a virtual reality experience. iPhone, iPad and Android users can explore the earthly delights (and subterranean horrors) as part of a 500th anniversary celebration of the painter’s life. While the app is free, you will need to cough up $4 to explore the entire painting in VR.

Preview the animated experience in the video above, and if you’re hungry for even more Bosch, check out this other earthly delight—an amazing audiovisual interactive tour of the painting called Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delights.

[h/t Open Culture]

Images via Vimeo // BDH.