ARART augmented reality app brings paintings to life ARART augmented reality app brings paintings to life
oct 09, 2012

ARART augmented reality app brings paintings to life

ARART augmented reality app brings paintings to life

ARART‘, the augmented reality application developed by japanese artists kei shiratori, takeshi mukai and younghyo bak, takes well-known paintings or drawings and translates them into real-time virtual animations. by viewing these iconic creations via the pre-configured software, the app will re-create a scene using AR, bringing the characters to life. examples of these interactive pieces include the mona lisa, or the white rabbit from alice’s adventures in wonderland. the app also has the capability to simulate spinning records such as radiohead’s ‘kid a’ CD cover art, which can be controlled by manipulating it on the iPhone touch screen display.

stepping out of the rather closed circles of application developers the program is starting to circulate on digital art platforms like creative applications. though designed specifically for ATTIC in sapporo as a virtual experience exhibition, users who have the app can view the animation simulations with some of the iconic work posted below.

ARART video

mona lisa by leonardo da vinci

the girl with the pearl earring by johannes vermeer

sunflowers by vincent van gogh

the white rabbit from alice’s adventures in wonderland

  • MIND BLOWING!

    KK says:
  • Genius!

    SR says:
  • how this app works? is it correct if i just run the app and put in on frount of paintings/drawing? cause i already downloaded the app but it dosent seem to work
    i tested on the paintings and picture in this web
    anyone can help me?

    dash says:
  • hi @dash,
    you can run the app and then focus the screen onto one of the images on the site,
    you should then see an animation.

    hope this helps

    rodrigo db says:
  • nice

    !emalosho says:
  • it’s only from iPhone?

    Matt says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

technology news