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A New Take on Old Masters
When you think of the word “painter,” who do you think of? Probably that name would appear on a too-many-to-list-here list of Old Masters and all-around brilliant creators whose works fill the annals of art history.
Now, when you think of the word “painting,” what do you think of? These artists’ iconic works, perhaps—but in their traditional states of flat, framed presentation in a museum in some corner of the world.
Time to get “off the wall” and into some wild, dynamic and totally unique takes on legendary works that offer a whole new perspective… literally! Where else but the Internet could you see some of the most known works from Dali, Monet, Van Gogh, Kahlo all in one place?
Claude Monet: Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
This magical journey makes a big impression as you step into a colorful recreation of one of the great works of Impressionism. Thanks to this 360 virtual video, cross the bridge yourself to see what lies beyond, all in the style of the distinctive painting.
Recreation: Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Talk about a “stirring” homage. Vincent van Gogh’s "The Starry Night" comes to vivid life in Garip Ay’s video that doubles as a time-lapse how-to and an incredible recreation of the swirling nightscape, by mixing colors and liquids before your eyes.
Salvador Dalí: The Archeological Reminiscence Millet's Angelus
Stop being so real and get surreal! Dalí’s desertscape extends to the horizon in all directions in this computer-animated, 360 virtual video that takes you past the gravity-defying structures and into the grand expanse of the imagination. Crank the volume and enjoy the trippy views.
Frida Kahlo’s Blue House
Kahlo’s Mexican heritage and proud, feminist point-of-view opened up a world of possibilities in the art world by changing representation on the scene forever. Everything she touched was art—including her home, The Blue House (“Casa Azul”), now a museum you can explore in all its glory with a vibrant 360 virtual tour.
Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
medium has existed to prove its artistic and creative possibilities. Now, one of the most world-famous paintings ever is recreated in virtual space and in real time in this time-lapse video that immerses the artist in the work, brushstroke by brushstroke.
Gustav Klimt, L'Atelier des Lumières
In this immersive Parisian exhibition, see recognizable masterpieces float off the walls thanks to supersized light installations that shimmer and move in tribute to the Viennese art scene and its best-known creator, Gustav Klimt.
Vincent Van Gogh: The VR Experience
We thought about putting the Dutch Master on here twice and thought: Gogh for it! This video from China’s Motion Magic takes you into the night in a 360 video experience that brings beautiful dimensions to the town beneath "The Starry Night," and then to the painter's "Bedroom in Arles."
Reimagining "Young Woman at a Window"
Technology has its moments. Like when it can transport you to the other side of Salvador Dali's "Young Woman at a Window" to explore this creator's take on the scene her gaze has been resting on since 1925. Pull out the VR glasses or google cardboard for this one.
Virtual Reality Art Gallery
Where can you see the likes of the Mona Lisa and the Sistene Chapel side by side? Well, in virtual reality of course! Renaissance painters, Impressionists and Surrealists saddle up together here with masterworks from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Louis Schanker, Paul Delvaux and Kay Sage, and a gallery devoted to Van Gogh's most famous works including "The Starry Night" and "Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers." Some "classic hits" provide music to your ears while your eyes do the walking through the 360 video experience.