Wednesday, July 18, 2018

AR Lets You Slip Inside Magritte’s Surreal Scenes

San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art wants to bring you closer to paintings. How close? Literally inside. The iconic museum is running an exhibit of surrealist Rene Magritte that also offers visitors an augmented reality trip into his provocative, often jarring, art. People can step in front of AR pieces inspired by the artist to enter and interact with famous interpretations of works such as “Shéhérazade,” which depicts an exotic woman behind pearls in the sky — or a viewer taking her place.