Beyond the Frame (VR)
Beyond the Frame is an interactive virtual tool for the presentation of images from the Smithsonian’s Open Access collections. It converts a selection of natural landscape paintings into immersive three-dimensional spaces. Users will experience the landscapes through the eyes of the artist by “walking” into the painting, surrounding themselves with the artist’s interpretation of the natural world.
The key interaction of Beyond the Frame is a full immersion into a painting. From the cascading falls of Colombia to river valleys in Germany, viewers will escape into a vision of the world as artists of the past interpreted it using the innovative tools available to us today.