Appreciating art can now take a whole new meaning with virtual reality. The Night Café is an immersive virtual reality experience which has the same name as the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh’s painting. The VR experience takes you into some of the paintings of Van Gogh and lets you see what might have been beyond the borders. With this, you will be able to look from the eyes of the great painter. Based on his work Le Café de Nuit, which was designed on the de la Gare Café of around 1888, you will be able to sit in that café through virtual reality.
What will be the Experience Like?
Mac Cauley, a game developer has created this tribute project where you will be able to find out and explore objects in the environment of a café. Many surroundings have changed now from what it used to be earlier in those days when Van Gogh experienced them.
Cauley used objects which were shown in the painting and then envisioned what items “off screen” would have looked like to the same eyes. The other items were created by Cauley drawing inspiration from contemporary expressionist painters. Once the individual objects were completed, he turned his attention to animation.
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In order to incorporate life and experience, into the objects of the project, he used many techniques. The brush strokes, people and candles, all gave the sensation that users had jumped into the painting. It was not an experience where it felt like the objects had just fallen into the world.
The experience gets rotating effect with animated lighting, as flowers seem to shadow the counters the users sit on and the walls behind. Small candles seem as if they are flickering and mimics the way in which Van Gogh captured those parts in their works.
Other Works of Mac Cauley
Mac Cauley studied reference material and other expressionists and also used his imagination sometimes to create such a VR experience for the users.
If you have an Oculus VR headset, you will be able to experience this virtual reality art piece. However, if you don’t have one, you can still take a video tour and explore other elements like the vases of Sunflowers, the sky from Starry Night and the billiards of Night Café.
So, experience art in a virtual world with these works.
What do you think?
Do you think this will take art to a whole new level? Are you going to watch this art piece? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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