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MUVA Colección 2020 now available

Binarybox Studios expands the content of MUVA, its museum designed for virtual reality inaugurated last May, with Colección 2020 compilation in which you can enjoy all the samples exhibited this year.

The MUVA, Virtual Museum of Art, with free access, continues its journey with a compilation that includes exhibitions of baroque painting, classical sculpture and impressionist painting.

The first of the exhibitions, ‘Rembrandt, Beyond Reality’ includes portraits of five characters from the prosperous cities of the Netherlands and a self-portrait, showing almost 40 years of Rembrandt’s production, showing the evolution of his technique. The drawings, as the beginning of his creative process and the engravings, a fundamental part of the artist’s production, complete the exhibition.

Thanks to virtual reality technology, visitors can appreciate the different textures of each work and even get closer to contemplate them from just a few centimeters away.

The exhibition ‘Great Civilizations: Egypt, Greece and Rome’, in which through various sculptures, busts and reliefs of these three cultures, the visitor will be able to know the artistic characteristics of each of these peoples. Seven works in the Egyptian room, six in the Greek room and another six in the Rome room, all belonging to the British Museum in London, make up the exhibition.

The last exhibition, whose absolute protagonist is water, is entitled ‘Impression, water’, in homage to what is considered the first impressionist work, entitled ‘Impression, rising sun’, by Claude Monet. The exhibition consists of 25 works that belong to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, by authors such as Monet, Mary Cassatt, Pissarro, Boudin or Sisley. The five rooms are a route for visual and auditory enjoyment, for calm and serenity.

According to the director of Binarybox Studios, Francisco Calatayud, “we believe that art should be fully enjoyed and a video or a spherical photo will always lose the essence of the original work. Thanks to virtual reality technology, visitors can enter this museum and walk among the canvases, drawings or sculptures as if they were really there. They will be able to appreciate the different textures of each work and even approach to contemplate them from just a few centimeters away. ”

According to Abraham Ramírez, an art historian and cultural manager based in Santander, collaborator in the development of MUVA, “2020 has been an unfortunate year especially for the culture sector. Virtual visits have finally managed to occupy the place that society and the public require, not only bringing art closer to society but, directly, introducing it into their homes. The three exhibitions that have been held this year at MUVA, two on painting and one on sculpture and of a great thematic and chronological variety, have laid the foundations for a project that aims to help museums to virtually expand their meters. square and can reach all audiences in a pleasant way .. ”

The MUVA, Virtual Museum of Art inaugurates the Colección 2020 on December 22 in virtual reality format, leaving access from traditional computers planned for next January 8, 2021.

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