By Leon Hurley
Tate Worlds: Art Reimagined for Minecraft is a new project building a series of Minecraft maps based on paintings. That up there is the project's version of Andre Derain’s 1906 painting, The Pool of London.
Here's the original for comparison:
See, you feel more cultured already, right?
The project is creating a range of environments inspired by various paintings and making them available for people to download and explore. The Pool of London is joined by Christopher Nevinson’s 1920 New York painting, Soul of the Soulless City (below) so far, with six more maps to follow in 2015. The works suggested include:
John Singer Sargent, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-6
Peter Blake, The Toy Shop, 1962
John Martin, The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, 1822
Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991
Google that last one, as it's going to be really interesting.
Christopher Nevinson’s 1920 New York Soul of the Soulless City in real life above, and, below, in Minecraft.
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