Garden of Earthly Delights

Studio Smack created Paradise, a hypnotizing contemporary interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch‘s famous Garden of Earthly Delights.

The studio chose to focus on the middle panel of the work and “reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world […] These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same.”

The original is a oil triptych on oak, painted by Bosch around 1500. It hangs in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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