Imagine a virtual online art museum experience to reinvigorate the way we view and engage with art.
Why We Care
Stepping into an art museum nowadays, it’s hard to avoid the barrage of phone cameras and selfie-sticks standing between you and your favourite artworks.
Indeed, research has shown that the simple act of taking photos of artwork to post on social media has a qualitatively negative impact on the experience of museum attendance. Detached from the experience, visitors are less likely to return or recommend the exhibitions they see to their friends.
As the number of visitors to some of the biggest museums in London decline year by year, it begs the question: how can centuries-old depictions of waterside landscapes, biblical allegories and posing aristocrats appeal to audiences in a digital world that’s become increasingly over-saturated with imagery?
Doing Our Part
Pictures of Paintings is an original creation borne of a deep love for artwork and in particular its curation. The goal is to place a visitor directly into a space that is both virtual and private, in order to encourage and allow visitors to simply immerse themselves in the artworks on display.
The platform is not limited by size or space, nor by restrictions set by private collectors or museums, all the paintings are in the public domain so they are free to be shared and distributed copyright free. A visitor can explore a whole variety of spaces and environeomegntts and find the art that connects most deeply within them, with over 100 pieces on display by the greater masters history has given us: Monet, Renoir, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Redon, all sourced independently and splayed uniquely and creatively.
Please, by all means, explore for yourself.