Students pose in front of three-dimensional paintings and become ''part of the picture'' at an interactive art museum in the Philippines. Tara Cleary reports.
A museum in the Philippines is redefining art appreciation. Instead of forbidding touching, "Art in Island" encourages visitors to become a part of the artwork by posing in front of it. Created by a group of Korean artists, the museum features over 100 3D paintings designed for optimum interactive enjoyment. SOUNDBITE: Alexandra Carlos, fine arts student, saying (Filipino): "When you visit, you see all these weird paintings, but when you angle your camera in such a way, you see that the person posing will be part of the paintings as well, making it interactive." Each hallway sports a different theme, including somewhat modified works of masters like Da Vinci. The museum hopes to expand its collection in the future and offer a workshop on how to paint 3D images. Which could give these temporary models the opportunity to become artists.