Two Great NEW Reasons to Check Out WoofbertVR

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watch American Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) at work on a large canvas, 1969. Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images

Has visiting the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings at the Courtauld Gallery through WoofbertVR whet your appetite for experiencing art “virtually”? Have you enjoyed hearing award-winning author and illustrator Neil Gaiman’s narration and being able to zoom up close–and even step in–to a masterpiece? Isn’t it cool to be transported across the globe and see artwork from wherever you are at any moment? In other words, have you been bitten by the WbVR bug? If so, you will be excited to learn that our latest gallery experience is ready and available for the Samsung Gear VR through the Oculus Store.  

Now, in an instant, the WbVR app can take you to the seaside town of Margate, England to visit a unique arts space known as Turner Contemporary. Named for the 19th-century British landscape artist, J.M.W. Turner, this glass-walled minimalist campus, designed by David Chipperfield in 2011, looks out onto and gathers in the same spectacular seascape and sky that the artist himself cherished. A recent superb show held at Turner Contemporary called buy Lyrica 150 mg online order neurontin cheap overnight at washington Making Painting: J.M.W. Turner and Helen Frankenthaler compared the painterly processes of these two artists–divided by an ocean and more than a century. Through the magic of virtual reality, WbVR allows the user to revisit the exhibition and explore a gallery of ten works by the important American post-war Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler. 

 

Helen Frankenthaler gallery at the Turner Contemporary

Helen Frankenthaler gallery at the Turner Contemporary

Frankenthaler was an innovator of the mid-20th century and one of the greatest American painters of all time. Raised in New York and inspired by Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock during the early 1950s, the young Frankenthaler pushed pictorial possibilities to their limits and helped initiate the art movement that became known as Color Field painting. Throughout her career, Frankenthaler’s creativity and sense of experimentation were boundless. Tilting her unprimed canvases and laying them upon the ground, she harnessed the effects of gravity, spontaneity, and chance: pouring, pooling, splattering, staining, and pushing paint across the surface to create stunning and evocative abstract works. Discussing the seeming fearlessness of her artistic practice, she once asserted, “The number one rule is that there are NO rules.” If you want to see this in action, check out our WbVR app.

 

The WoofbertVR Lobby

The WoofbertVR Lobby

 And, if there wasn’t enough excitement–because WoofbertVR now features two museum experiences and is continuing to expand its offerings rapidly–we needed a location for the user to arrive and peruse WbVR’s holdings. Designing in a virtual space and unfettered by the actual cost of real estate, WbVR dreamed up its own unique vision of a lobby. Come discover this beautiful light-filled destination, take our tutorial, select an experience banner, and enjoy an unparalleled sense of “presence” in the museum of your choice.

 

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