Pompeii ‘s Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Pompeii ‘s Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

August 2nd, 2013 | Art History, Italy, Murals, Technology

The Villa of the Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies some 400 metres northwest of Pompeii, southern Italy. Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in… Read More

Robot teaches kids art of calligraphy

Robot teaches kids art of calligraphy

August 2nd, 2013 | Calligraphy, Education, Kids, Technology

Learning the art of calligraphy normally takes years or even a lifetime. But Japanese children could master calligraphy much quicker now. A robot teacher utilizing the very same techniques of one Juho Sado, a 90-year-old calligraphy master, to get those neat characters on paper, has… Read More

Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

July 25th, 2013 | Museums, Spain, Technology

In the basement of Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots. The pictures taken by the machine, which uses infrared and ultraviolet photography, will help experts determine the… Read More

Try Before You Buy – New App for buying art

Try Before You Buy – New App for buying art

July 24th, 2013 | Apps, Art Dealers, Technology

A new start-up based in Melbourne, Australia, has recently launched an innovative iPhone/iPad app that enables art buyers to “Try Before You Buy” with barely a few taps of a finger. The app they have developed, called WALNUT, allows people to download artwork of interest… Read More

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art. He spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process… Read More

The history of the photographic process

The history of the photographic process

Photography has shaped the way we remember and how we are reminded. The discovery of these processes have forever changed our understanding of time. Photography has created an incredible cultural shift–our communication and expression forever changed. For the first time in history we could see… Read More

e-David, the painting machine

e-David, the painting machine

July 15th, 2013 | Kinetic Art, Technology, Videos

e-David, the painting machine, uses visual feedback to create different kinds of paintings. It’s equipped like a standard robot with all necessary means for painting. Five different brushes can be used, color can be selected from a repository with 24 colors, brushes can be cleaned… Read More

Louvre Museum Lab presents Masterpieces of Spanish Painting

Louvre Museum Lab presents Masterpieces of Spanish Painting

July 8th, 2013 | Paintings, Shows, Spain, Technology

Discover the collection of Spanish art in the musée du Louvre thanks to the multimedia displays designed as part of the Louvre – DNP Museum Lab project. This interactive and fun approach gives you the keys to understanding masterpieces by Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya. Multimedia… Read More

Instant Art Career

Instant Art Career

An interactive installation with a sophisticated painting machine which turns anyone into a successful artist. Terrific stuff. “There are many artists in this world, but also many people who could be artists, although they are not,” says creator Niklas Roy. “These people might just be… Read More

Toledo Museum of Art goes “off the grid”

Toledo Museum of Art goes “off the grid”

June 10th, 2013 | Museums, Technology

The Toledo Museum of Art achieved a milestone in its 20-year effort to reduce energy consumption: its 101-year-old Beaux Arts main building stopped drawing power from the electrical grid and actually started returning power to the system. The ongoing process, which incorporates using sustainable energy… Read More