Looking back to 2021, Metaverse and NFT are sweeping the world of digital art and traditional collections. NFT works frequently sold on major auction platforms have earned the attention of the public, government and capital throughout the year. All parties are amazed by its potential huge commercial value, while fearing its possible lethality. Thousands of years of human history tells us that there will always be thorns under the rose.
There are many unique things in the world. We can’t even find two identical leaves. Why can NFT be more noble than the leaves on the street? After all, economic value is only part of the NFT value system. What we should see is the expression of ideas, culture and beauty that are condensed in NFT products. In fact, anything that can be hyped, in addition to its own scarcity, must contain a certain “beauty” that we can understand and love , and NFT is no exception.
Today, Sister Sa’s legal team will go to the Metaverse of the National Hermitage Museum to see the diversity, ultimate and harmonious beauty of NFT artworks.
State Hermitage Museum
The Winter Palace (Russian: Эрмитаж) used to be the imperial palace of the Russian tsars. After the October Revolution, it was used as part of the newly established St. Petersburg State Hermitage Museum and part of its “Six Palace Complex” , Is located on the famous Palace Square in St. Petersburg. In 1905, the “Bleeding Sunday” incident in which the Tsarist government shot and killed people who went to the Winter Palace to petition took place on the square in front of the Winter Palace. The Hermitage, together with the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, are called the world’s four largest museums.
The Hermitage was originally the private museum of Queen Catherine II. During the 34 years of the reign of Catherine II (1762-1796), Tsarist Russia was in one of its strongest historical periods. Based on the empress’s personal interests and the need to demonstrate her status, it continued to acquire various types of During his reign, the Winter Palace has collected tens of thousands of coins and commemorative emblems, about 2,000 paintings and more than 30,000 books.
In the centuries that followed, the Winter Palace not only witnessed the rise and fall of Russia, but its collection of treasures continued to accumulate and increase. From ancient Egyptian sarcophagi and mummies to Chinese oracle bones, porcelain, silk and Dunhuang murals; from Western European Renaissance paintings and sculptures to ancient Greek and Roman statues, the Hermitage collection is all-encompassing. Even some orphans of great value are collected here, such as Leonardo’s paintings “The Madonna of Benova” and “Our Lady of Lida”, and Raphael’s “Our Lady of Coniestabile”. And Michelangelo’s sculpture “The Little Boy Curled Up”…
The vastness of the Hermitage collection, it is said that if you want to complete its 350 open exhibition halls, the itinerary will be 22 kilometers long, and you will not be able to finish it for three days and three nights.
Hermitage Metaverse: Hermitage above the sky
Recently, the “Celestial Hermitage�?(Celestial Hermitage, the author’s self-translated name) of the Hermitage Museum’s Metaverse project was officially launched, for people from all over the world who want to watch during the epidemic. Its vast collection of people provides an extremely convenient way. Surprisingly, for the first time in the history of the Hermitage Museum, the NFT electronic art exhibition was held in its Metaverse. The exhibition was organized by famous Russian curators Dimitri Ozerkov and Anastasia Anastasia Garnova selected NFT works with the most contemporary cultural representation and artistic beauty in the world for exhibition, for visitors from all over the world to pass through its meta-cosmic space “Hermitage above the sky” “Free tour.
The art exhibition entitled “In the ether , the pure and ethereal” (the IN THE A ETH ER, the AND PURE ETHEREAL). The name is taken from the verse of the Russian 19th-century romantic lyric poet Fyodor Tyutchev (Fyodor Tyutchev): They blaze brightly like gods In the aether, pure and ethereal (They blaze brightly like gods In the aether, pure and ethereal , Pure and ethereal).
Let’s experience the pure beauty of the Hermitage Metaverse + NFT exhibition.
The Hermitage above the firmament is a meta-cosmic space established by the Hermitage and spatial cooperation. The overall gray space gives people a neat and concise high-level sense.
After simply creating the character, you can visit the Hermitage above the entire sky. The NFT art exhibition has opened several exhibition halls, named after the color: white hall, black hall, gray hall, etc. Different exhibition halls, among which the white hall and the black hall are the main exhibition halls, exhibited the most NFT works.
According to the actual measurement by the author, the operation of the Hermitage Metaverse is very simple and easy to use. You can get the best all-round immersive experience when using a VR device to visit the Metaverse, but the experience of ordinary PC will be lacking, especially It is most obvious when visiting the huge bear head and the rotating mineral aggregate NFT displayed in the black and white hall. Secondly, there is an introduction card next to each NFT work for visitors to quickly understand the NFT work.
Excerpts from NFT works on display:
1. The first and last one, by jonathan monaghan
This is a stock exchange in the cloud, where the conflict and fusion between the modern digital world and the old reality is clearly on paper.
2. NFT work: partial balance Author: Marcel Duchamp
What does it mean to be an artist? In the hundred years after Duchamp, blockchain and NFT have provided artists with new perspectives and opportunities to continue this dialogue about identity recognition and social positioning. The NFT author quoted, questioned and redefined Koons’ work, using the broken octopus and the basketball in the water tank in Norse mythology to metaphor the fragile balance of a certain artist’s identity.
3. NFT works: two degrees, author: terraØ
The work focuses on the ecological environment. It uses a special smart contract technology to write a special condition into the work: if the earth’s temperature rises another 2 degrees, anyone can destroy the NFT work through a smart contract. “Just as these trees will disappear in higher temperatures.”
4. NFT work: House of Mars, author: Krista Kim
5. NFT work: Organic Growth: Crystal Reef, by MIchael Joo and Danil Krivoruchko
This work is the result of the author’s years of research on crystal structure and collective identity, expressed through NFT art form. The work is composed of 10301 crystal seeds and uses a special algorithm to ensure that each seed will grow naturally over time. It is a “living work of art”.
6. NFT work: Schrodinger’s cat, author: Crypto Kitties
This work is the rarest cat (equivalent to the rarest blind box hidden model) in Crypto Kitties, the originator of the NFT, named Schrödinger. “Hello, I am Schrödinger’s cat, a cat wrapped in a robe. Although I really want to snuggle with you, I am still busy testing the structure of the real world.”
7. NFT works: #博伊, author: LIRONA
8. NFT Work: Sun Signal #0915, Author: Kevin Abosch
This work was created by the author studying the solar cycle and radiation. It aims to celebrate and mourn the sun, the star that provides growth energy for life on earth, and is also a reflection on modern industrialization.
9. NFT work: This work of art has been on sale, by Simon de la Rouviere
This work aims to explore the reward relationship between artists and their own art, as well as thinking about how artists can realize their creativity through blockchain technology. What NFT artwork means to artists is a question that will be discussed for a long time in the future.
10. NFT work: Ai Duolong, author: Mat Collishaw
A bouquet of burning flowers. The author intends to use the concept of a medieval prayer book to metaphorize the relationship between modern people and electronic products with a bouquet of burning flowers. The violence of the flame is carried by the beauty of the image, and it expresses the aesthetics of attraction in the poetic romance: temptation, destruction, ephemeral, and mirage images.
Write at the end
In the era of virtual currency, NFT and Metaverse, the entry of traditional museums is both unexpected and reasonable. At present, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum have begun to sell NFTs of some of their collections, but what do these institutions really sell?
As stated by Bernadine, CEO of Vastari and Vastari lab, if these museums do not clearly define their attitude towards NFTs, consumers can easily think that they are selling high-priced virtual souvenirs from low-value collections that have nothing to do with the original collection. So what are the long-term benefits of these NFT holders at this time? How to protect the rights and interests of consumers?
Sister Sa’s legal team will continue to pay attention to the linkage between the museum and the NFT, and will continue to bring you relevant legal analysis in the future sharing, so stay tuned.
The above is today’s sharing, thank you readers!
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