alper dostal melts masterpieces to imagine art without air conditioning

alper dostal melts masterpieces to imagine art without air conditioning

while galleries and museums are highly-controlled environments that take into account the types of artworks they accommodate, a digital designer is imagining what might happen to the world’s most famous art if the air conditioner was turned off. alper dostal, a designer based in vienna, has created a series of digital visualizations called ‘hot exhibition’ that sees ‘the scream’, ‘the starry night’ and ‘guernica’ disastrously dripping daubs of paint onto the floor.

a dripping piet mondrian piece




dostal’s melting masterpieces see the liquefaction of some of the world’s most recognizable art, imagining — as he simply describes — the equation ‘art + summer – air conditioner’. see the ‘hot exhibition’ series below, and more digital art work by dostal here.

edvard munch’s ‘the scream’ slides off the canvas

swirls of ‘the starry night’ slide from the canvas

drippy version of ‘the son of man’ by rené magritte

pablo picasso’s ‘guernica’ melts away


the already melting ‘persistence of memory’ continues to liquify

a self-portrait by david alfaro siqueiros drips onto the floor

jacques-louis david’s ‘napoleon crossing the alps’ ends in a pile of gold paint

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