Peel back the layers of Lawren Harris’s artworks to reveal the places and processes that led to the creation of his most prominent paintings. All through the magic of Augmented Reality.
Co-founder of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris is one of the most influential artists in Canadian history. His lifelong love affair with landscape took him to the far reaches of the country and deep into the soul of the true north. Harris is responsible for a national art movement that changed the way we think and feel about Canada. Today, his paintings sell for millions of dollars.
But who was the man behind the magic paintbrush? Why was he able to see beauty and majesty where others saw a cold and barren land? What fueled his desire to paint a new identity for the northern country he called home? And how did he transform his paintings from mere ideas to masterpieces?
Lawren Harris: Where the Universe Sings AR explores these powerful questions in its examination of eight of the artist’s iconic paintings.
* Download the app and discover works by Lawren Harris.
* Trigger an AR experience by holding your device up to any of the eight Lawren Harris paintings supported by the app. The app will work with an original painting or print, as well as with images on your laptop, tablet, or phone.
* Frame the art within the box provided. The app automatically detects the artwork and brings the painting to life before your eyes!
* Listen as Lawren Harris shares his experiences through rare archival audio recordings.
* Capture the AR experiences as screenshots and videoclips, and share them with your friends and family on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
For more information on Lawren Harris and the documentary that inspired this app, please visit WhereTheUniverseSings.com. To watch the film, visit TVO.org.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.