Craxton’s House in VR
Virtual Reality tour of “John Craxton: A Greek Soul” exhibition in the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and the artist house in Chania.
John Craxton, the famous British painter, lived and created many of his paintings in Chania. The “John Craxton: A Greek Soul” exhibition in the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania includes a total of around 100 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects mainly from the Craxton Estate, but also 20 works, which were donated by friends of the artist who live in Chania. The tapestry “Landscape with Elements of Nature”, which Craxton designed when he was forced to leave Greece during the dictatorship, will play a central role in the exhibition, as it does in the Benaki Museum, as it pays homage to Cretan textile production.
DmLab undertook the creation of a digital clone of the exhibition through a VR environment of the Art Gallery along with the pieces of art, so that everyone can enjoy a virtual visit at this wonderful exhibition. Furthermore, DmLab allowed a virtual visit at the painter’s atelier and house in the old city of Chania, which can be found here: