The Garden Of Earthly Delights

If you ever wanted to see this painting up close and personal, now’s your chance. It’s interactive, with sound effects if you want, and fully zoomable.

Painted by Hieronymous Bosch between 1503 and 1515, The Garden of Earthly Delights depicts his version of Eden, humans being human, and the hell that awaits them, in three panels.

I gotta say, old Rony had a wild fantasy life. Perhaps a little tame by our splatter/gore 21st century sensibilities, but none-the-less brain ‘splody.


And just to pique your curiosity, this is what it looks like from the outside …

The two side panels closed over the center one

The two side panels closed over the center one


18 comments on “The Garden Of Earthly Delights

  1. Fascinating, even though I knew the painting


  2. Cool, thanks for sharing!


  3. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    this is indeed fascinating to see. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. jannatwrites says:

    I wasn’t familiar with that painting. It’s pretty cool though and highly imaginative!


    • Widdershins says:

      I’ve seen parts of it reproduced in pop culture posters for quite a few decades 🙂 usually the main images in the ‘hell’ panel, but never the whole thing and never to that detail.


  5. BunKaryudo says:

    Are you absolutely that’s The Garden of Earthly Delights? It looked a lot like a naturist protest at Disneyland. The tour is amazing, by the way.

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  6. I was always fascinated by that painting when I was a kid. It was so weird. Yes, a strange fantastical imagination.


  7. Widdershins says:

    It attracts and repels at the same time. 🙂 … perhaps that was the artists purpose.


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