Now artists can use a variety of sophisticated tools to create art, but 36,000 years ago there was no advanced iPad or tablet, according tomedia. Prehistoric humans used caves for artistic activities, and Chauvet Cave in France happens to be one of the most important prehistoric art sites in the world. Since it is also not open to the public, it is not impossible for people to enter on their own.
Now, however, thanks to Google’s Arts and Culture project, people can go inside in another way to enjoy prehistoric art, using augmented reality AR or virtual reality VR.
It is understood that Google has implemented the project on AR and VR-enabled devices or on web pages by partnering with Syndicat Mixte de la Grotte Chauvet. The project includes 54 exhibitions and more than 360 digital assets to explore. Star Wars actresses Daisy Ridley and Cecile de France provided commentary on the experience in English and French, respectively, along with expert reviews.
That is to say, as long as there are compatible equipment, people can enter the Shawway Cave for exploration. Those who want to experience need an AR-enabled phone to install the Pocket Galler app or a VR device like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and download the VR version through Steam.
Here’s an experience presentation video: