'Reblink' Brings Classic Historic Paintings to Life

 - Jul 15, 2017
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Reblink is an augmented reality museum app that's bringing some of your favorite works of art to life.

Galleries have begun banning selfie sticks, prompting digital artist Alex Mayhew to create an app which brought some form of interactive entertainment into gallery settings. Guests of the Art Gallery of Ontario are invited to point their smartphones toward a classic painting, revealing it in a much different light. Using the power of augmented reality, some of the gallery's historic masterpieces can be seen posing, dancing and even taking selfies. Some depictions feature the painted subjects giving bunny ears to one another, while others stare longingly into laptops.

This immersive and interactive app combines historic art and culture with modern technology-based entertainment, providing both art fanatics and casual admirers a uniquely entertaining experience.