Delightful Garden VR – Sights of Sins by Hieronymus Bosch


Delightful Garden VR – Sights of Sins by Hieronymus Bosch

Genre: Art/Culture, Educational, Narrative

Produced by: Michael Gödde, Videoreality GmbH

Directed by: Carolin Wedler

Original title: Delightful Garden VR. Eine Virtual Reality Erfahrung im Garten der Lüste von Hieronymus Bosch

Lead artist: Carolin Wedler

Runtime: 20min

Language: English

Completed in: 2021


In the virtual reality experience DelightfulGardenVR, visitors can literally step through the canvas into Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Delights” painting and experience an exciting adventure inside. The contents of the original painting were reconstructed in 3D and brought to life. The user learns more about the painting’s theme and motifs by helping a desperate garden inhabitant stoping his fellow human beings from sinning, in order to preserve the paradisiacal garden.

Director’s statement:

6 years ago our tiny team began the giant attempt to bring Hieronymus Bosch’s famous painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” to life. To utilise the power of Virtual Reality and step through the canvas into the painting, to materialise this ancient world of symbolism and unparalleled imagination. We wanted to visit this place that doesn’t exist, so creating it turned out to be one of the most valuable journeys we went on. Today we can finally take other people with us into the garden.

Origin: Germany, Hessen

Devices: HTC Vive series/Oculus Rift series/Quest

Platform: Alexandria