2D Art in Virtual Interpretation

2D art uploaded into a virtual world usually appears pale and is (besides some exceptions) not really amazing to see, as good as the work can be in RL. The huge difference between RL and SL is that in RL we experience an artwork from outside. Usually we are not allowed to touch it or we cannot even come near. On the other side we see and feel the structure of the surface and the radiance of the materials. On the other hand in SL we can dive into a work, become part of it. We get another view at the work and in the best case a more intense relationship with the work. That is what we call immersive experience in virtual art. Therefore it makes sense to me, to build RL 2D works as virtual 3D. SaveMe Oh did that recently with her interesting exhibition Rooms, where she concentrated on the later photo shots with the typical humorous twist. Check her Flickr stream or at pinterest to see the results.

Yesterday opened at LEA the rebuild of a famous painting:

Guernica by Pablo Picasso is one of the most important artworks of the last century. It was referring to one of the first aerial bombings worldwide in April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War by German and Italian warplanes (Hitler and Mussolini) which supported the later Spanish dictator Franco to overthrow the Basque Government and the Spanish Republican government. The town was devastated. The mural was initially exhibited in July 1937 at the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris International Exposition. The Pavilion, was financed by the Spanish Republican government. The painting, full of symbolism, became itself an important symbol against war.

Lizzie Gudkov and London Junkers created this work for Second Life in 3D. It is really impressive to have an immersive experience of the monumental painting. It is excellent built and worth a look. Especially because it helps to appreciate the details of the work. 

Taxi to Guernica. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/67/126/30

Here is is another example:

This is a painting by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero: Moon Dancers. nexuno Thespian went beyond the idea of 3D building. With his work he interprets the original in his typical "nexuno style". I enjoyed to walk around in it.

Taken by nexuno Thespian
Taxi:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Galleria/133/178/33

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