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Watch viral clip as Rubens’ cheeky cherub escapes his painting and gets up to mischief

Watch viral clip as Rubens’ cheeky cherub escapes his painting and gets up to mischief
Source: Skullmapping.com

Combining a knowledge of fine art with the latest technology, Belgian artistic collective Skullmapping’s light-hearted projection mapping tech stunt entertained passengers at Brussels Airport.

Rubens’ Cupid Escapes His Painting thanks to “mini-mapping”

In the middle of Brussels Airport, travellers were to discover a new way of enjoying art. In a waiting room decorated with paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, Cupid, from the painting The Feast of Venus (1636) decided to escape the confines of his picture frame and flit about the room getting up to mischief. This is all thanks to a projection mapping system, or mini-mapping, developed by Belgian artistic collective SkullmappingThe amusing artistic interlude was spotted by several travellers who shared images and clips of the spectacle on social networks.

Written and directed by Filip Sterckx | 3D Modeling and animation: Filip Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Birgit Sterckx
| Client: Toerisme Vlaanderen Click link for full YouTube video:?
Skullmapping made one of Rubens’ cherubs escape his painting and fly around Brussels airport. Written and directed by Filip Sterckx | 3D Modeling and animation: Filip Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Birgit Sterckx
| Client: Toerisme Vlaanderen Click link for full YouTube video:? Source: YouTube/Skullmapping

Skullmapping is an artistic collective run by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck

Filip Sterckx, the creative director of Skullmapping, started his first experiments with projection mapping over fifteen years ago, resulting in poetic art installations in which he projects video and  animation on sculptures, such as “Peepshow” and “My Orca”. His work can be recognised by his inventive visual style, love for combining live-action and animation, and a tendency to break through the traditional 2D screen.

Antoon Verbeeck is a visual artist. Over the last 25 years he has been working as a succesfull figurative art painter and runs his own gallery in Leuven, Belgium. His paintings can be recognised by a strong 3D illusion. His so called “Lonely subjects”, in the middle of a big white space, provoke a meaning that is poetic, evocative, and often with a funny witticism. His urge to experiment has led him into the skullmapping adventure, where he uses his artistic know-how into new media art.

By using a profound artistic knowledge, and combining it with the latest technology, Skullmapping tells stories with stunning bespoke visuals. They conceptualise, produce and direct projects from start to finish, and deal with art in an experimental, technology-related way. Check out their website for more unique and inspiring projects.

Source: Skullmapping

It is a fanciful depiction of the Roman festival Veneralia celebrated in honour of Venus Verticordia.
The Feast of Venus is a painting by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. It is a fanciful depiction of the Roman festival Veneralia celebrated in honour of Venus Verticordia. Source: XgGjucvfTejNUg at Google Cultural Institute/WikimediaCommons

Absolutely stunning work of art... watch what happens when one of Rubens' ?cheeky cherubs escapes his painting. The Cupid “mini-mapping” was commissioned by VisitFlanders, the official tourist agency promoting the region: the goal is to exploit the passing spaces of travelers – just like in airports – to spread the knowledge of Flanders’ art, museaums and galleries. Source: Facebook/BrightVibes
Brilliant art. Gorilla breaks into museum! Brilliant “real life” animation ?. Watch what happens when a gorilla ? breaks into a museum ?
By Skullmapping. Source: Facebook/BrightVibes

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