Last time on 100 Days of Holograms we talked about a new take on live performance art. While we love seeing new and inventive holographic creations, there's something not only neat but intrinsically human about reaching back into our past and in order to breathe new life into older works.
Netherlands based studio ThroughView manually converted a series of old paintings to 3D versions that are viewable on the Looking Glass. Each of these paintings were originally created by master artists like John Lewis Krimmel, Johannes Koekkoek, Hendrick Avercamp, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Being able to reimagine classic paintings like this as holograms in the Looking Glass not only gives us an entirely new way to appreciate art from a period long before our own, but it also preserves that work so that it will always be around for us to enjoy.
Here at Looking Glass Factory we're always thinking about the future that we're helping to shape, and part of this includes ensuring that crucial parts of our history don't get lost in the move.
People flock to museums because they want to experience a perspective from a time that has passed. This connects us to a larger sense of humanity, and while no one can fully predict what will change in the future, it's comforting to know that we'll always be able to bring with us a reminder of who we've always been.
If you'd like to turn your Looking Glass into a modern art museum, you can launch Old Masters on your Looking Glass here.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.