Research: Tate creates Minecraft worlds inspired by art

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/tate-worlds-minecraft

This Minecraft map is based on The Pool of London, a 1906 painting by André Derain

This Minecraft map is based on Christopher Nevinson’s painting The Soul of the Soulless City 1920

Players of the immensely popular videogame – Minecraft has sold over 50 million copies – will soon be able to step inside the world of paintings and installations from the Tate collection, undertake activities and challenges that relate to their themes or explore how they were made.

The first Tate Worlds maps will be available to download free for the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft from Monday 24 November 2014. Focusing on the theme of Cities, the first two maps are inspired by André Derain’s 1906 painting The Pool of London and Christopher Nevinson’s 1920 painting of New York,Soul of the Soulless City.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s