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Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights – painted some time between 1490 and1510 – was given a contemporary makeover on the occasion of the artist’s 500th birth anniversary in 2016. If Bosch imagined the sins of the sixteenth century, the new version, titled Paradise, offers a take on the decadence of 21st century Western civilisation.

The three-minute short film was made by Dutch production company Smack Studios and was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands. The video is shot in 4K and uses 3D models.

In the studio’s own words, the video is about “consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world.”

Here is the original painting, which comprises a triptych nearly 13 feet wide when all the panels are open.

The Garden of Earthly Delights/ Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The Garden of Earthly Delights/ Credit: Wikimedia Commons