Today is Sunday. Speaking of Sundays, the most famous work by the French post-impressionist, Georges Seurat is titled A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. I am the king of segues.
Completed in 1884, this oil on canvas work is best known to the art world as a prime example of the post-industrial frieze and a masterclass in fine brushwork. Most of us, however, know it because of this guy:
The world of high-art was introduced to an entire generation of young people in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A film about one vice principle’s noble quest to do his job despite the selfish actions of a charismatic truant.
Seurat’s masterpiece is being used once again to bring culture to the masses. This time, however, we’re swapping the emotionally confused adolescent for the immersive power of virtual reality.
VR artist George Peaslee recreated A Sunday on La Grande Jatte using Google’s 3D creation platform Tilt Brush. In Tilt Brush, users can draw, sculpt, color using special hand controllers and a VR headset. You can see the results below along with other notable VR art projects. Feel free to interact with these creations as well using the 3D image hosting capabilities of Sketchab.
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte Diorama – Tilt Brush
Tree – Oculus Medium
The Dragon – Oculus Medium
Sad Robot – Tilt Brush
VR art is on the rise and, as you can see from the works above, artists are beginning to find their own styles, forge their own voices and bring emotion to their digital masterpieces. We can’t wait to see what they do next.