Selfie friendly art museum
Tea with Mona Lisa, a kick from Bruce Lee and a selfie with chimpanzee! This one-of-a-kind museum is giving selfie fans a chance to feature in their favourite works of art.
Click Art Museum in southern India is engaging visitors with unique and interactive 3D paintings.
Using an art form from the time of the Renaissance Era called Tompe-l’oeil, which in French means ‘deceive the eye’, an Indian artist has revived the paintings for the smart phone generation.
From angelic wings to fighting with Alexander the Great, tea with Mona Lisa, getting an apple from Adam and the real bull fight from Spain, there are 24 different 3D art works at the first-of-its-kind trick art museum.
With its unique concept, the museum has already received over 75,000 visitors in just six months.
Artist Sreethar, who is the brain behind the museum and has 63 art shows in his name, says: “Museums can be boring for people who do not understand the art in detail. They lack interest in museum tours as they do not understand the idea behind a painting.
“But here people can easily come and interact with the art, enjoy the painting. They can actually become part of the art. The idea is to engage visitors with art in a brand new way.”
“Each work of Trick Art looks differently when seen from different angle or spots. Its magic magnifies when seen from camera lenses.
There are two spots-one for the person to pose and another for the photographer. The designated spots for each art work provide just the right angle to get one the perfect picture.
“It is funny and comical though not fooling! In fact it’s a fun way to exercise the brain!” he adds.
The artist is now taking the gallery to 22 Indian cities including Delhi and Mumbai, besides San Francisco in the US.