Google Cultural Institute Launches Cool VR Experience
The Google Cultural Institute recently launched a virtual reality experience where people can immerse themselves in one of Peiter Bruegel’s most famous paintings. That painting, which was created in 1562, is called “The Fall of the Rebel Angels”.
It’s a very unique crazy looking painting that features many odd creatures. This project can be watched on YouTube but is of course best watched with a VR headset such as Google Cardboard. The Google Cultural Institute has been creating 360 degree videos showing performances, but this is the only time so far that they have turned artwork into a VR experience.
The experience brings the user to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium where the actual painting is on display. The user then gets pulled into the image while a narrator explains the art scene. From angels turned devils to monsters and butterflies, it’s quote an experience.
This is part of the Bruegel: Unseen Masterpieces which is a project created in partnership with Google Culture Institute and 8 large international museums including Copenhangen’s Statens Museum for Kunst, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection among others.