Have you ever wondered when seeing a work of art, which was the first line, what was the first sketch like? Don’t you think it would be amazing to know the process involved in the creation of a painting? What did the artist first begin to draw? Which colour was used first and how were the other colours added?
Today we can experience this with the Augmented Reality App. Muhadin 75th.
We will proceed to describe the kind of experience provided by using our App for each one of Muhadin’s paintings.
THE PROCESS OF CREATING A PIECE OF ART
Simply by focusing our mobile on the painting, its secrets will be revealed. Over the canvas itself we will be able to see the beginnings of the painting. Augmented Reality allows us to superimpose a series of images which appear and replace the painting we actually have in front of us. Each image corresponds to a particular moment in the creation of the work of art. We call this “THE PROCESS OF CREATING A PIECE OF ART”. When focusing our device on a painting the above icon will be highlighted, provided this painting has such information. We will gradually see, over the painting, the different phases through which it passed before achieving the final result.
PAINTING AS PART OF A SERIES
Although the initial objective was to show the process of creating the painting, however, during the course of developing the Project, Augmented Reality led us to the realization that the experience could be enriched even further, so we launched what we call PAINTING AS PART OF A SERIES.
Muhadin Kishev is an exceptional artist and able to surprise everyone with his ability to create variations from one single painting. By changing the colour scheme and technique, a single artwork can multiply into dozens of variations, each one unique and exceptional. When you use the App you will see the above icon if this painting offers these variations; so when you click on it all the variations will overlap. Artists have always dreamed of being able to exhibit not only the final result of a piece of work, but all the variations that went through his mind and from which, finally, he had to choose just one. Augmented Reality removes this barrier and allows the artist to express the full range of his imagination.
If you click on this icon, we will close the loop between technology and social media, and this will happen on top of the painting. How?
Simply by bringing all the comments made about that painting in Muhadin’s Facebook and showing them actually on the surface of the painting. We are particularly satisfied with this latest feature of the App, since we have yet to see this in the world of Augmented Reality.
Reality can be increased in many ways, not only visually. In particular we can augment it thanks to sound. And what better than to listen to the author himself sharing with us the emotions he had at the time of creating the picture that we are looking at. Therefore, every time the App detects a painting, the artist will begin to speak to us through Augmented Reality.
Experience through Facebook
December 4 2015 will see the grand Opening of an Exhibition of Muhadin Kishev’s paintings at the Central House of the Artist in Moscow to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Artist, which later will tour Russia and other countries.
For anyone who can not attend the exhibition we have created a special album on Muhadin’s Facebook, so that no-one will miss out, but we will all be able to enjoy this experience of Augmented Reality. That is to say that our App will run in the same way as if we were looking at the paintings in the exhibition, but through this special album on Facebook.