We mentioned a blog post from New World Notes, on one of our daily news articles, called the The Best of Second Life’s Ten Best of Second Life, so I thought I would go through them so our readers could check them out if they wanted to.
The first one is Virtual Starry Night, the Second Life Van Gogh exhibit, a sim dedicated to his artwork, with 70 Van Gogh masterpieces from all around the world, each of which you can buy a copy of while you are there. You start out in the square in front of the yellow house that he lived in.
Lots of great examples of his artwork are all over the place.
Welcome to Virtual Starry Night, the Second Life Van Gogh exhibit. Here’s some info to help you find your way:
> Cross the bridge to enter the museum with 70 Van Gogh masterpieces from all around the world. Along the routes you will find several 3D rendered paintings; you can use the ‘3D route’ as a shortcut, just click on the paintings near the 3D objects
> At the central square you see the Yellow House with a mini-expo on Gaugain, who lived for while with Van Gogh in Arles (France).
> The mini-expo ‘Vincent’s Flowers’ at the back of the square shows a selection of Van Gogh’s flower paintings as well as some 3D’ed ones. Right next to it is the entrance of the 3D version of The Courtyard of the Hospital in Arles
> A small shop is located on the first floor of the Yellow Cafe.
Keeping the area’s default Night View on is highly recommended for the best viewing experience
Hope you’ll enjoy your stay here!
Milan Brynner & crew
Be sure to check out the 3D interactive paintings, like the bridge below is actually recreated from the paintings so you can walk across it in the rain.
L’allée des Alyscamps
Les Alyscamps (or ‘L’Allée des Alyscamps’) is a pair of paintings (”pendants”) by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in 1888 in Arles, France, it depicts autumnal scenes in the Alyscamps, an ancient Roman necropolis in Arles which is lined with poplars and stone sarcophagi. It was one of the first works that van Gogh painted following the arrival there of his friend and mentor Paul Gauguin. The two artists painted some identical subjects to compare their work with each other and chose the site of the Alyscamps to paint and compare. They produced several works, including this painting, van Gogh’s Falling Autumn Leaves (Les Alyscamps) and Gauguin’s Alyscamps.
The painting was last auctioned in November 2003, selling for $11,767,500 at an auction in New York despite predictions that it might fetch up to $18 million.
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