virtual reality app allows users to decorate surroundings with famous artworks virtual reality app allows users to decorate surroundings with famous artworks
oct 07, 2012

virtual reality app allows users to decorate surroundings with famous artworks

‘pocket art gallery’ by the great british art debate, 2012 all images courtesy of the great british art debate

the great british art debate by the tate museum has debuted ‘pocket art gallery‘, a free iphone application for to the public for smartphone users to engage with world-famous, two-dimensional pieces of art housed in galleries and museums across the united kingdom. 

‘the pocket art gallery app enables you to hang famous artworks wherever you are in the world. use this free augmented reality app to take publicly owned paintings and hang them in your own living room or place them outside in the street. a j.m.w. turner landscape could complement your local park or a dramatic pre-raphaelite painting could brighten up your work place. you can search one hundred paintings from art galleries across the country, including tate britain, tyne & wear archives & museums, norfolk museums & archaeology services, and museums sheffield. each painting includes information to help you learn more about the artist, place, or artwork origin. by choosing your own art collection and then looking through your iphone camera you will be able to see your paintings hung in the real world. you can also take photos of your art collection and share them with friends on facebook, twitter or the pocket art gallery map.‘ -great british art debate

the interactive map on the great debate’s app page allows the viewer to note other virtual galleries have been established fellow app users

step two includes selecting the art the user wishes to showcase in their galley space

instructions explaining how to utilize this application image courtesy of the creators project

the app user must select an object upon which to display their collection of british artworks

the application offers the viewer to share their gallery on facebook

‘step 4: take photos of your art collection and share them with friends on facebook, twitter and the pocket art gallery map‘

a finished virtual gallery image courtesy of the creators project

via the creators projectPSFK 

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