The Mona Lisa is the main attraction in a Beijing exhibit of digitized works of art that have been animated and had voices added to the works can become interactive. It remains unclear what value is added to the works by allowing them to exist in the fourth dimension: time. Reuters has the details:
A digital, interactive version of the renowned 16th century painting is one of 61 high-tech replicas breathing life into classical and ancient art works in the “World Classic Interactive Arts Exhibition” which opened in Beijing last week.
These recreations of works by old masters and renowned modern painters were crafted by a South Korean gallery. […] “The Last Supper” is another da Vinci painting digitally brought to life, and in which Jesus talks to the apostles and moves across the plasma canvas. The exhibit also includes a multimedia play by life-size replicas of ancient statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddess, who brag about their virtues and beauty while striking poses.
“I studied fine arts in college. In studios they’re all stationary, but here they are alive and moving around. It’s surprising and vivid,” said exhibit visitor Zhao Yuanzhi.
“Mona Lisa” comes to life in high-tech art exhibit (Reuters)