Traditional paintings and the digital medium

Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães, Diego Colombo Dias, Bruno Barberi Gnecco


We describe in this paper the experience of bringing a hyper-realistic painting by the Brazilian plastic artist Sônia Menna Barreto into the digital world, taking advantage of its interactive and animated possibilities to bring the work to life. To do that, we developed software to visualized the modeled painting in a multiprojection environment (mini CAVE), in digital TV devices and even smartphones and tablets. We also describe how natural interaction and navigation through the digital painting was accomplished by using Wii-remote and Kinect devices


art, surrealism, virtual reality

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