‘Mona Lisa’ comes to life in high-tech art exhibit

Mona Lisa’ comes to life in high-tech art exhibit

BEIJING, Aug 28 — For centuries, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and her enigmatic smile have inspired as much speculation as admiration. Now she’s ready to answer questions — in Mandarin.

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. Exhibition organizer Wang Hui said it took two years of preparation and a hefty investment to bring the works to China.

“What’s special about this is that it’s the first time the 3D technology, holographic technology, and voice recognition technology is fused together in one exhibit,” Wang told Reuters.

 Read all in Malaysian Insider

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