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Salvador Dali Museum Launching VR Experience

The immersive nature of virtual reality (VR) has allowed artists and content creators to explore and develop brand new ways of learning and teaching ideas through interactive means. Now Goodby Silverstein & Partners has created the ‘Dreams of Dali’  VR experience which is opening this weekend and based on the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.

Dreams of Dali focuses on the artist’s famous 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus”, and is part of a new exhibition launching at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The experience is part for an overall exhibition called ‘Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination.’

Using an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) will be transported inside the painting, being able to move around and explore the fully realised virtual world. Walk around the towering sculptures, go inside and view from the top the expansive vistas on offer.

Creative agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners said that: “months of research on the artist’s work and on Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus’ were necessary to bring the scenario to life in a way that’s imaginatively as close as possible to what Dalí might have seen in his mind before he began the painting,” reports The Drum.

A trailer for the experience can be seen below, and once the exhibition opens those unable to attend will be able to view it online with HMDs like Google Cardboard or Samsung’s Gear VR at the dreamsofdali.org.

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