Housed in Paris’ Lovure Museum, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is nearly all the time surrounded by throngs of vacationers, determined for a glimpse and perhaps a photograph or two of the 16th century portray. Now, HTC Vive Arts and the Louvre are opening a digital actuality expertise that facilities on the story of the portray and decidedly takes you nicely past the glass case housing the iconic work.
Mona Lisa: Past the Glass, the VR expertise is the primary of its variety introduced at the Louvre, and can be on show on the museum’s particular exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, commemorating the 500th anniversary of his demise.
The seven-minute expertise can be out there from October 24th, 2019 to February 24th, 2020 on the museum’s Corridor Napoléon, provided to the general public through 11 headset stations, The New York Occasions maintains.
Picture courtesy HTC Vive Arts
HTC says in a weblog submit that Mona Lisa: Past the Glass consists of new scientific analysis, and highlights “particulars invisible to the bare eye, in addition to offering perception into the strategies da Vinci used, and the id of his sitter.”
An prolonged model of the VR expertise will launch on October 24th, coming to Viveport and “different on-line platforms,” HTC says, which incorporates help for Vive, Vive Professional, Vive Cosmos, and Oculus Rift.
The expertise was developed by Emissive in collaboration with the Louvre, and is supported by HTC Vive Arts, the multi-million greenback artwork initiative that goals to help content material, creators and establishments that wish to use VR to convey folks nearer to artwork of all kinds.