Module 4-2: Presenting European Art
Did you think that brush and canvas, pen and paper and theatres and concert halls were things of the past? The digital world is opening new ways for the arts to express themselves. Explain the new methods of access to European works of art, to literature and to the music of centuries gone by.
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What creative digital approaches open new ways to enjoying art created centuries ago?
Our project curates a great variety of digital material. We share this with our school communities to raise our peers' interest in arts. Our collections can also be used as teaching material.
Immersive exhibitions blend digital creations with real places. The space around the audience is the art work and the audience becomes part of it.
You can find our collection of immersive exhibitions HERE
With the help of digital technology the immersive experience can be brought into the sky and raise even more people's interest in art.
The immersive approach also works with music - what if we could see music and be part of a space filled with musical colours?
360° Virtual Reality
Put on your VR glasses and enjoy art
We have collected more VR experiences for you HERE
As you can see, the VR approach also works with music.
Augmented Reality (AR) in Museums
AR applications allow people to connect with exhibits on multiple levels and thus revive the audience's interest in art.
Websites you shouldn't miss
Europeana and USEUM offer exhibitions, activities and lots of material licenced under creative commons for free download. Arty Teacher allows you to search for artists according to a theme. Open Culture intoduces you to a great variety of free cultural and educational media.
The Europeana online advent calendar , for example, invites people all over the world to discover a piece of art every day in December.
Europeana also offers an educational chatbot that interacts with visitors and guides them through the curated material.
Google Arts & Culture is a great learning resource with exhibitions and interactive experiments.
Photography effects used on masterpieces of the past
Applying photographic effects like tilt shift to masterpieces of the past, modern artists highlight the mastery of artist like Van Gogh. By blurring the background the viewers' attention is drawn to the vivid colours and artistic expertise.
Digitally rendered modern artwork
Video games used by museums
Classical music in video games
Many children and teenagers have their first contact with classical music through video games.
Line videos illustrating classical music
Some people watch those videos beause of the fun illustrations and doing so are exposed to classical music.
Deep fake AI technology can bring artists and artworks to life, and thus make more people interested in art.
Digital tools allow interaction with art works und thus raise people's interest in art.
We have tried several activities.
Google Arts & Culture offers picture crosswords on several levels. Not always easy, but a great learning experience.
The Google Arts & Culture colouring books allow you to colour paintings with just some clicks. Apart from that you can compare your choice of colour with the original piece of art.
#ColourOurCollections Europeana provides colouring books for download. Find your colouring tools and get started HERE with the colouring book for the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Analyze the colours of artworks and find the connections between them
Follow this LINK and find the hidden relations in art.
Explore an interactive map of art
Would you like to know where to find artworks according to their topic or artist? Follow this LINK and choose where to go.
X degrees of separation
Discover the visual connection between two artworks.
Digitized pictures allow you to zoom in. That way you don't have to travel to a museum to see all the details. Try this hyper resolution image viewer and enjoy a painting at the Rijksmuseum.
Maybe you see even more than when looking at the original painting.
Play with details
In this Spot the difference activity the Europeana team have added small details to eight digitized paintings and invite viewers to spot what has been changed.
Remix cultural heritage
You can find our gifs, as well as instructions how to make a gif HERE
Puzzles allow you to playfully interact with art. We used the material provided by Europeana to create puzzles. You can play Ships in the Roads HERE.
More of our puzzles as well as instruction on how to use Europeana can be found in our Twinspace.
use AI to create like an artist
This website allows you to create like Mondrian.
Here you can feel like the next Jackson Pollock.
augment your reality
Using the Merge cube and the Merge Object viewer app you can bring art to live, explore different perspectives and put it into different surroundings.
play the piano with AI
See how music can be created with the help of machine learning. You can play a duet with an AI HERE.
play the infinite drum machine
Find out machine learning would organize sound. You can play music or learn about code HERE
Blend beats using machine learning
Explore and create beats in a playful way, using machine learning HERE
In this interactive Google doodle AI will hamonize your note Bach-style. You can also read about the technology behind the doodle.
Chrome Music Lab
More than a dozen experiments invite you to playfully interact with sound. You learn about rhythm, harmonics, sound waves, oscillation, pitch, cords, having fun at the same time.
Create experimental new sounds with machine learning HERE
create compositions with MuseNet
Create 4-minute compositions with 10 instruments HERE
Hear the sound of the text you type
Digital tools allow us to learn about art and present our learning in engaging ways.
How we can create and share lesson plans
Digital tools allow teachers to collaborate all over the world and provide students with excellent learning resources.
Digital platforms allow streaming and sharing art and instruction. Check these Great Art Explained videos or a collection of material offered to support the understanding of an opera, or try one of the many drawing tutorials offered.
How students can present their learning
Create news about art or an artist
Create social media posts
Create learning apps and games
You can find the games we created HERE. We also added some of our games to our advent calendar.
Create an advent calendar
Create a scavenger hunt or breakout game, using several digital tools
Try to escape from the rooms our multinational teams have created HERE.
Create collaborative online presentations
Several applications, e.g. Google slides, prezi, adobe spark allow you to work collaboratively on presentations and share your work with your community. You can start from scratch or chose from a wide range of templates available.
You can also watch part ofour presentation on Youtube. Digitalization makes global sharing of your work possible.
Bring art to life using AR
You can fill the dot with several artworks, experiment with colours, backgrounds, etc. The template can be downloaded HERE.
Can creations made by Artificial Intelligence be called art?
Using vast amounts of data and machine learning make AI art possible. On the one hand artists use AI as a tool, on the other hand artists/programmers/anyone interested train machines so that these machines create art.
Let's take a closer look at some examples.
In this video an artist explains how he uses AI to create art.
Here you can watch a virtual reality artist at work.
This artwork does not exist
Whenever you visit this website AI creates a new art work.
Programmes and algorithms, written to analyse art, improve through experience and create art themselves.
Would you like to try AI composing? Follow this LINK
The EMI (Experiments in Music Intelligence) software can create music in the style of various composers. Not only the music, but also the animation below was also created by AI.
Emily Howell is an interactive interface based on EMI that builds feedback from the listeners into its (her?) compositions.