Exploring the emotional world of three

iconic works of art in VR.

The Master’s Vision is a VR series about the emotional stories of three world famous works of art: ‘Monk by the Sea’ by Caspar David Friedrich, ‘The Sun’ by Edvard Munch, and the ‘Waterlilies’ by Claude Monet.

Each painting depicts the connection between human beings and nature in a different way. By giving an emotional understanding of this connection, and by revealing an unknown story related to the creation of the artwork, the series catapults us into the thoughts of the master and his vision.

The episode ‘Monk by the Sea’ (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin) lets the audience grasp the loneliness and longing that the monk at the seashore in Caspar David Friedrich’s revolutionary painting emanates. The lifelike monk was scanned in the state of the art volumetric video studio of the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin.

For Munch’s ‘The Sun’ (Munchmuseet, Oslo) we experiment with the so-called ganzfeld effect, and give an emotional understanding of light and darkness. Is it our eyes, or our brains, that make us see?

In Monet’s ‘Blue Water Lilies’ (Musée d’Orsay, Paris) we create an experience that blurs the boundaries of time and space, taking the viewer into the world of the painter’s obsession with his garden.

The pieces will be shown as room scale installations in the participating museums, and in VR exhibitions around the world. In addition, they will be accessible as a mobile experience in Arte’s 360 app in Spring 2019.

We develop The Master’s Vision with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion in Berlin and Øya Interaktiv in Kristiansand, Norway. The Waterlilies episode is created by coproducers Camera Lucida in Paris.