Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass

by Musée du Louvre
2019

Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass is the first virtual reality (VR) experience presented by Musée du Louvre. The virtual reality experience combines moving image, sound and interactive design to create a deeply engaging way to immerse visitors in the world of da Vinci’s as well as bringing to life decades of conservation research and data, including infrared scans. Transporting the viewer through time, the experience unveils insights into how the artwork was originally created, how it might have looked in the past, and how it has changed over 500 years.

Update : 09/08/2022
Online experience
VR headset
Suitable for all audiences
8 minute(s)
Multiple languages
Contact for distribution

Technical conditions

Online experience
Experience
Terms
Solo
Interactivity
Interactive - Linear
Duration
8 minute(s)
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Minimum age
12 years
Price
Free/fee
Free (for private broadcasting only)
This creation is part of the VR Selection initiated by Institut français
Languages
Original language
French, English, Chinese, Spanish
Dubbing
Subtitles
Team
Material
Equipment
VR headset (Pico, Quest)
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork

Availability on platforms depending on country

Distribution through these platforms is reserved for private use. For public use, please contact the production.

Find out more

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, the Louvre is preparing a unique retrospective of da Vinci’s artistic career, opening to the public on October 24th 2019. As part of this landmark exhibition, the Louvre will present its first virtual reality experience, in partnership with HTC VIVE Arts and Emissive, which will bring to life the story of the Mona Lisa, da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.

Through the Beyond the glass VR experience, visitors will be able to get very close to the painting and see details invisible to the naked eye. Thanks to the latest scientific research, the experience highlights the various techniques used by Da Vinci in his creation process and gives lots of information about the model’s identity. Participants will be able to discover the secrets of an artwork that remains the most fascinating masterpiece ever created.

Exposition Léonard de Vinci : rencontrez Mona Lisa

Credits

Direction
M
Artistic direction
Musée du Louvre
H
Conception and design
HTC Vive Arts
Production-distribution
Production
Emissive
 
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