Binarybox Studios presents Museo Virtual de Arte (MUVA, Virtual Museum of Art), a unique space in which to discover the best art in history in a completely immersive way.
The MUVA hosts different exhibitions of great artists to enjoy both through virtual reality devices and a traditional computer.
Currently, MUVA has available to its visitors the three exhibitions held during 2020: Rembrandt, beyond reality; Great Civilizations: Egypt, Greece and Rome; and Impression, water.
Rembrandt, beyond reality
‘Rembrandt, beyond reality’ is another way to get to know some works by Rembrandt van Rijn, the best painter of the Dutch Baroque. Thanks to virtual reality we can immerse ourselves in the Rembrandt technique and discover even the smallest detail of six of his best portraits, four drawings and six engravings.
The portraits, five of characters from prosperous cities in the Netherlands and a self-portrait, cover almost 40 years of Rembrandt’s production, showing the evolution of his technique. Drawings as the beginning of his creative process and engravings, a fundamental part of the artist’s production, complete this exhibition.
Great Civilizations: Egypt, Greece and Rome
‘Great Civilizations: Egypt, Greece and Rome’ Through various sculptures, busts and reliefs of these cultures, the visitor will be able to know the artistic characteristics of each of these civilizations. Seven works in the Egyptian hall, six in the Greek one and another six in the one corresponding to Rome, all of them belonging to the British Museum in London.
This 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 belonging 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 ”.
A MUSEUM IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Technology at the service of art
About the Virtual Musem Art (MUVA)
Museo Virtual de Arte (MUVA) is built thanks to the deep knowledge of virtual reality technology acquired by Binarybox Studios in recent years.
We believe that art must be fully enjoyed and a video or a spherical photo will always lose the essence of the original work. Thanks to virtual reality technology, we can enter this museum and walk among the canvases, the drawings or any other content as if we were really there. We can appreciate the different textures of each work and even come closer to contemplate them just a few centimeters away.
We have created a flexible space, both in content and format, which we can fully adapt for each use or exhibition. Being digital in nature, there are no physical limits when considering new content, which gives the space great versatility.
WITH THE SPECIAL COLLABORATION OF
Abraham Ramírez Martín
Art historian and cultural manager based in Santander, he has worked as exhibition coordinator and community manager in various institutions. Currently he combines his work with the curator of exhibitions and cultural dissemination on social networks Twitter and Instagram.
Thanks to its invaluable help, the selection and documentation of the works exhibited at the MUVA will delight all visitors
Museo Virtual de Arte (MUVA) is a virtual space designed by Binarybox Studios with the aim of showing the power of virtual reality technology as a new format for the dissemination of art and culture.
Access to MUVA is completely free.
Once you are in the museum you will be able to move freely throughout the environment, either by walking or using a teleportation function, and you will be able to approach the exhibited works until they are within inches of you. When you want to know more information about a work you will have a button next to it to launch an audio with additional information about it.
Museo Virtual de Arte is designed to work on the Oculus Rift S and HTC Vive PRO virtual reality goggles (recommended) and the basic HTC Vive and Oculus Rift versions. We highly recommend Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive PRO due to its higher screen resolution, which provides a much more detailed and sharp experience.
Starting next May 8, it will be possible to access the museum using the download link for desktop PC.
At the moment access to the museum from the web browser is not contemplated. To access it, it will be necessary to download the application and open it from the desktop.
New exhibitions will be launched every month.