Frida Kahlo's "The Two Fridas" (VR Adaptation)

#Mastercopymonday + Art Attack!

This project is a part of two series:

  • #MastercopyMondays — copying and recreating famous pieces is a way to learn from the great masters. It's a method of taking apart, dissecting, and reconstructing the thinking and processes. 
  • Art Attack! — a collaboration with SoulPancake and VRScout, bringing inspiring new forms of art to the internet! Thanks so much for the collab!

Some behind-the-scenes notes:
• I used the Tilt Brush "mirror" tool to paint the figures simultaneously.
• Rendering figures, having the shades of skin blend from one color to another takes a LOT of time and effort, but the results are remarkable!
• Unlike the previous Klimt piece, I didn't frame this one. The Dos Frida piece is usually presented in such a way where the viewer is separated from her piece and I wanted to break the barrier for this one. They are a bit larger than life, and invite the viewer to go in and see them up close, particularly the details of the heart. These are things you can do in VR paintings that you can't do with masterpieces hanging in a museum!
• I have the ground tilted at an angle as the perspective of the original painting is exaggerated, too. 
• My favorite was painting the European/light dress!

Virtual Reality
Illustration
Tilt Brush
Research & Development
 
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Objective

  • Interpret Frida Khalo's self portrait into VR 
  • Maintaining the intent/interpretation of Khalo's 'split personalities' between her European and Mexican heritages.

Challenges

  • Figures! They're always a challenge in VR! 

View other pieces from this Mastercopy series: