This Animated Modern Twist of a Bizarre Famous Painting is Just Delightful

By Casey Chan on at

Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous paintings in history. The centre panel of the triptych showcases a bunch of naked people enjoying themselves in the most hedonistic ways possible at the time (or I guess, any time). Studio Smack updated the painting a bit with a modern spin and added a whole lot of other kind of weirdness — cloud cows, tentacle towers, undulating sacs of human faces, a spider made of human legs doing the can-can, and giant headless chickens showing signs of leprosy.

It’s fun to see a painting get animated and come to life even if the only things left of Bosch’s original are the setting and the unhinged revelry. The updated work is on display at the Museum of the Image in the Netherlands.

And compare it to the original: