Virtual reality, which in recent years is rapidly gaining popularity, can be used not only in the entertainment or gaming industry, but also in the world of high art.

For example, the Salvador Dali Museum, located inAmerican city of St. Petersburg, will offer its visitors literally to be inside the famous canvas "Archaeological echo" of Anzhelius "Millet", owned by the brush of the great Spanish artist.


The painting "Archaeological echoes of Anzhelius"Mille was written by Salvador Dali in 1935, and it is part of a series of works devoted to the work of Anzhelus by the French painter Jean-Francois Millet. The original "Angelus" was made by the order of the American artist Thomas Appleton, who was fascinated by another picture of Millet - "Harvesters of ears".


The name of the canvas was given in honor of the first words of the prayer "Angelus Domini", which is read by Catholics three times a day.

The picture depicts the peasant and his wife onsunset. They stand and bow their heads listening to the church bell calling for prayer. For some reason, Appleton never bought the work he ordered, so Miller sold the painting in 1860 for only 1,000 francs. After only 30 years, the cost of the picture was already an impressive 800,000 francs.

Salvador Dali was among those people who fell underthe charm of the work of Mille. As a result, he, inspired by the work of the French artist, wrote four paintings, one of which was the "Archaeological echo" of Anzhelus "Millet". In his typical Dali manner he "paraphrased" the composition in his own way, turning peasants into giant rocks, in the form of which the characters of the picture of Millet are easily recognized.


Today this canvas is exhibited in the MuseumSalvador Dali, which is why his staff decided to look beyond the face of our reality and be inside a fantasy world created by the fantasy of a Spanish artist.

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