A dedication to 150th Birthday of Jānis Rozentāls
The square behind the National Museum of Art
Six hands are needed to breathe life into one of five paintings by Jānis Rozentāls upon Latvia’s National Museum of Art’s. Paintings are brought to life with original brushstroke and their texture. In synchrony with each brushstroke, music will enhance its interpretation and portrayal.
When Jānis Rozentāls created his works, he captured his own observations and encapsulated that moment’s feeling. Till this day that fixation has been retained in his art. “Touch the Painting” project acts like a translator that infuses life back into the painting’s unique ambiance, stirs its fixated images and embeds everything with an additional dimension. Music will play an important role as it attempts to fit in each specific scene as it creates and morphs new interpretations. It is a unique opportunity to not only discover but also hear the paintings.
The collaboration between people is important to fully explore the painting and begin the music-video animation. Only by placing hands on all 6 screens will the projection come to life.
Project artists: Māris Kalve, Roberts Rubīns
Partners: EVERYTHING ART, OVERLY, HANSA FILM SERVICES, 3DTREE
Financed by: Rīga City Council