Minecraft at Tate collection explores famous paintings

By Brenna Hillier
27 November 2014 05:48 GMT

Minecraft has inspired a new collection of artworks exploring famous paintings.

Tate Minecraft scheme

The Tate has teamed up with celebrated Minecraft creators to produce Tate Worlds, a collection of maps which aim to recreate the world of famous paintings.

The first two maps explore the theme of “Cities” – André Derain’s The Pool of London (1906) and Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson’s The Soul of the Soulless City (‘New York – an Abstraction’) (1920).

You can download these maps directly from the Tate for Mac and PC.

Six more Tate Worlds maps are to be released in 2015, and will explore the themes of “Play”, “Destruction” and “Fantasy”. Upcoming artworks include John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885-6); Peter Blake’s The Toy Shop (1962); John Martin’s The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822); and Cornelia Parker’s Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991.

The maps were produced thanks to a collaboration with The Common People – lead artist and producer Adam Clarke, map maker Dragnoz and builders Kupo, Featherblade and Tewkesape.

Thanks, The Guardian.

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