Q42 | Razor-sharp innovation

‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ as a digital experience: razor-sharp images that you can smoothly and easily navigate through.

In early 2016, Q42 was commissioned to make the masterpiece ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch accessible to the public in a digital and interactive form.

At that time, a suitable software solution was not available for the one-on-one reproduction on the internet of razor-sharp images. These had to be continually reduced to a manageable size. However, this caused the image to become blurred and reduced the impact of the masterpiece.

Q42 developed a solution with Micrio to avoid this. Micrio makes it possible to smoothly navigate online through the razor-sharp reproduction of the painting by Bosch. You can do this from your home computer. At the time, this was unheard of!

Micrio has since been widely used in projects for well-known organisations such as the European Space Agency, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum which use it as their storytelling platform. Clickable markers and tours in the image make it possible to much more effectively tell the story behind the picture using razor-sharp details.

Plus Projects advised Q42 on developing Micrio using the R&D Subsidy (WBSO) and wrote the successful project application.

Would you also like to roam through ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ online? Visit https://tuinderlusten-jheronimusbosch.ntr.nl/

For more information about Micrio, visit www.micr.io.

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