Dalí’s painting, Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus”, has a wonderful backstory – When Dalí was young Jean-François Millet’s painting, The Angelus, was incredibly popular and it hung on his elementary school wall. It depicts two people in a field, praying; which seems a simple and humble idea for a painting, but Dalí saw layers of meaning within this painting and he created the Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” around that hidden meaning and his day dreaming. In fact, he created many works around this piece.
Now, the Dalí Museum has taken this a step further, creating a VR experience around Dalí’s work – and what’s more, you can now view that experience in the 360 degree VR video, below:
I love this experience using a VR headset – it’s an interesting and slightly disturbing piece of 360 degree art.
This forms part of the Dali museum’s “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination” exhibition designed to investigate the Spanish surrealist’s relationship with Walt Disney. The two became good friends and even produced an animated film together (which was finally finished and released in 2003).