【Enter the virtual world of renowned paintings - VR in the museum】
At the end of 2019, the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum presented an exhibition titled “A Carnival of Fantasies”, which showcased VR projects produced by several of the finest contemporary museums today, based on their most important artworks, such as Mucha's "The Slav Epic", the Louvre's "Mona Lisa", and Musée de l'Orangerie's "Water Lilies". These exhibitions allow visitors to explore the different imaginative forces shaping Eastern and Western aesthetics. The Louvre let Mona Lisa appear in front of the audience to dispel the prevailing rumors about her, and the Musée de l'Orangerie expanded Monet's painting to his most loved garden of Giverny to create a breathtakingly beautiful VR world.
Over the past five years, the National Palace Museum has also been consistently producing VR works while keeping with its central objective, which has always been to guide the visitors into the paintings. Works that have been selected for a VR interpretation include Zhao Mengfu's masterpiece "Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains" and the cursive calligraphy work "Huaisu's Autobiography" by Tang dynasty calligrapher Huaisu. In 2020, the museum has also applied new technologies in areas such as introducing interactive visuals to Huang Gongwang's "Traveling around Fu-Chun River" and expanding the audio space of Castiglione's "One Hundred Horses" in order to create an immersive experience that places equal emphasis on both the audio and visual aspects.
In order to present the realistic immersive experience created by VR technology, “Inside the Arts” has worked with a group of teachers and students from National Taiwan University and National Taipei University of Technology to create a studio that allows the audience to have a VR experience even without the use of a VR headset. This way, everyone will be able to step into the virtual worlds of these artistic masterpieces!