MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The stolen paintings are back!
Five masterpieces that disappeared decades ago can now be seen on the Oculus Quest 2.
The experience is brought to you by Compass UOL, a technology-driven company that uses the innovation of digital platforms to redefine the business strategies of its partners.
Developers say it took a team of artists, designers and architects three months to create the Stolen Art Gallery app which features Caravaggio’s Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence, stolen from an oratory in Sicily , Italy, on a stormy night in 1969.
Rembrandt’s only seascape, Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, is also there. Burglars took it from the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990, in the biggest art theft in modern history.
It is described as an art gallery unlike any other, where visitors can discover the mysteries and beauties of different works of art that were inaccessible until today.
The developers say it’s more of an immersive social interaction than just a virtual reality environment. Users can use the app to interact with friends around the artworks, discuss their impressions, sketch, and share notes and information about the artist, the paintings, and their stories.
The Stolen Art Gallery is available for iOS, Android, and Oculus Quest.
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