360° View Paintings
A project that continues the legacy of panoramic painting.
This mobile web app explores poetic atmospheres of remote sites and pictorial alternative realities depicting the artist personal microcosm. Such pictorial space can only be discovered with the gesture and action of the viewer by moving the device and framing..
Google Street View Paintings.
360° View Paintings
This project started using the Google street view technology to explore immersive 360 panorama paintings , eventually it evolved into the Mobile Cyclorama app for tablets & vr headsets. If you don't use a mobile device you can still explore the paintings in your browser using the Google street view technology .
About the Artist
Painting has always been a powerful tool to represent imaginary worlds and spaces under its own aesthetic and personal recognition. Google Street View is making everyone register through photography. I'm making a record of my inner world through code and painting
Raúl Moyado Sandoval
History of 360° View Paintings
Mobile Cyclorama is a project that refers back to a precursor
pictorial medium of immersion technologies: Panoramic painting.
Invention of Panoramic Painting
The concept of panoramic painting was conceived by Robert Barker, an English portrait painter of the 18th century. Barker used to display his creations on enormous cylindrical surfaces recreating a huge 360 painting.
These constructions were known as Cycloramas.
Cycloramas became a success
Barker's Panorama was hugely successful and spawned a series of "immersive" panoramas: the Museum of London's curators found mention of 126 panoramas that were exhibited between 1793 and 1863. Most major European cities featured more than one purpose-built structure hosting panoramas . In order to experience scenes that might otherwise have only existed in one’s imagination, the panorama virtually transported spectators to famous cities such as Constantinople and Paris, for a fraction of the cost of actual travel.
End of Panoramic Paintings
As time went by, the novelty of the Cyclorama as an artistic spectacle dissipated and subsequently, this media suffered the decline of sponsors with the arrival of film and photography. The rotunda in Leicester Square closed in 1863 and the entertainment form suffered its greatest decline in patronage with the advent of moving pictures.
Google Street View
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.
Today Google Street View replaces the Cyclorama original goal in order to access to distant geographical locations. Its photographs provide us with notions of reality about existing sites in the world.
Google Street View Paintings
Raul Moyado, using Google Street View technology, created a series of virtual paintings that manage to expand the two-dimensional boundaries of traditional pictorial medium. Through web programming as digital canvas support, the nature of the painting is reconfigured in a new format of interactive visualization which enables the viewer to be positioned within the painting and explore its surroundings .
Metapanoramas evolved into Mobile Cyclorama by which the project’s author creates an application for mobile screens. This mobile app explores poetic atmospheres of remote sites and pictorial alternative realities depicting the artist personal microcosm. Landscapes become thus, the means for internal search which explores the artist’s memory and subjectivity. Such pictorial space can only be discovered with the gesture and action of the viewer by moving the device and framing.
What The Press is Saying...
What lies beyond a painting’s frame?
This #MapsHack lets you chart unknown artistic territory.
Almost every week I can come across Google Maps based applications that astound me with their inventiveness and then, once every blue moon, I come across a new application that is truly revolutionary.
One artist is bringing this immersive, 360° feel to paintings.
Working with the Google Maps API.
È questa l’idea di Raul Moyado Sandoval, programmatore e artista che con il progetto Metapanoramas ha sfruttato la tecnologia messa a disposizione da bigG in modo decisamente creativo e originale
Panoramic Paintings Make Google Street View Beautiful
Beautiful 360° panoramic paintings by @Moyado.
They look great in Cardboard.
This project was supported by the National Fund for Culture and Arts of México (FONCA)
If you have any offer or if you need more information about my artwork you can send me a message .