You are Invited to Take a Virtual Tour in Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles
Whether you are a fan of Vincent van Gogh’s art or just a lover of immersive experiences, you are going to appreciate this quick trip to the master’s bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, France, known as the Yellow House, from exactly where you are standing.
You might feel that time has stopped and you have been transported back to the 1880s. You kind of start feeling the sort of comforting moldy smell of the canvas, and as if the artist himself is going to appear from a corner and greet you with a gentle smile (or perhaps he would be shocked at your appearance!).
And then you suddenly see the door that opens to your actual reality: your room or the place you are standing in, only to find you have been living in a virtual world for the past few seconds.
The Bedroom is a famous 1889 painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter. There are actually 3 authentic versions described in his letters, which easily discernible from one another by the pictures on the wall to the right. They are located in Amsterdam, Chicago and Paris, respectively.
If you have a chance to visit the museums in these cities to see the paintings, you are guaranteed to be satisfied, but what if you could go a step further and explore the bedroom right now, at this moment and from the inside?
ARLOOPA, the well-known AR/VR magic worker has created an exceptional experience for you to actually enter Van Gogh’s bedroom and walk around, all thanks to augmented reality.
Anyone with a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet can enjoy the virtual tour of Van Gogh’s bedroom. All you need to do is:
1. Launch the ARLOOPA app on your device (download if you don’t already have it: iOS, Android)
2. Choose Models →Art →Van Gogh Bedroom
3. Point the camera to the floor.
4. Voilà! You can now enter the bedroom and take a closer look at its interior
You can then take photos, gifs, and videos of your experience and use the social buttons in the app to share it with friends.
Using advanced tracking and location data, ARLOOPA recognizes and reconstructs the environment in a surprisingly faithful level of detail, returning objects to their original glory. Users may then navigate an augmented 3D environment mixed with the real world, discovering every detail and nuance, just as if they’d entered a time machine.