AN ONLINE WORLD OF HISTORY'S GREAT ARTWORK
The Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and numerous other museums around the world are hosting the most beautiful artwork history gave to us.
This Imaginary Museum is not one of these world-famous art temples, it doesn't exist but it gathers paintings and sculptures from the greatest artists in a common virtual space. It is a place where any visitor, from a smartphone, a laptop, or a VR Headset can discover or re-discover the work of artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, or Auguste Rodin.
CREATING THE IMAGINARY
The Imaginary Museum is built as a wonderland of paintings, sculptures, and visual arts. This is not a modern exhibition, this is a dream, a journey through time and artwork set in an unreal world.
Each room is a story of itself and has been created and thought for the artist they display. The red, yellow, and blue colors of Mondrian's compositions are the only colors of his gallery. Rodin's Thinker is shining on a podium under the light of the Moon, and the Venus of Milo stands in the center of a ruined temple.
The Imaginary Museum isn't meant to exist IRL (In Real Life), it is bound to virtuality but remains a living place, where visitors' paths can cross. Like some online video games, the Imaginary Museum is a 3D world, hosted on the web and able to gather multiple visitors in the same place at the same time.
Three spectators moving and admiring the Venus from Milo
Made for the web, the Imaginary Museum offers navigation in Virtual Reality for Quest, HTC, Valve Index, and Google Cardboard devices.
VR offers new perspectives to visual arts, placing the spectator as a part of the environment displayed, bringing a more realistic comprehension of shapes, sizes, and impressions.
The Imaginary Museum is working towards the fidelity of original artworks. The sizes of paintings and sculptures are accurate to what they are in reality. In VR the visitors can enjoy the details of Paolo Veronese's 9 meters width Wedding of Cana or the 2 meters high of the Venus of Milo.
Facing Henri Fantin Latour's Battignoles Group in Virtual Reality