The Spanish National Museum, Thyssen, in partnership with Olyverse, a metaverse company, has announced the release of its first NFT collection, making it the first institution to do so in the European nation and one of the first national institution to do so worldwide. The collection will feature the works of Van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in Western art history. Van Gogh’s artistic career spanned only a decade, during which he created around 2,100 artworks, including paintings, drawings, and sketches.
Some of his most famous paintings include “Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” “The Starry Night Over the Rhône,” and “Irises.” Van Gogh’s art reflects his inner turmoil, and his works often convey themes of beauty, nature, suffering, and the human condition.
During his lifetime, van Gogh faced financial difficulties and struggled to gain recognition as an artist. Tragically, he suffered from mental health issues and took his own life at the age of 37.
However, his art gained significant recognition after his death, and he is now considered one of the greatest artists in history, with his works celebrated and exhibited in major museums worldwide.
Holders of the Van Gogh art will be able to display them via blockchain technology on the Telefonica NFT marketplace as well as other platforms designated by the team.
Nonfungible Stories by Olyverse
As part of Olyverse’s vision to bring entertainment and education together using decentralized infrastructure, they have also made the headlines by creating Nonfungible stories.
This series gives the audience the unique opportunity to take on the role of a director, enabling them to control the story and influence the future of the show.
In addition to this interactive experience, participants are also provided with extra benefits such as the chance to participate in auditions alongside the stars, access to acting courses, and invitations to exclusive events.
Olyverse aims to engage viewers in an immersive and participatory way, offering them an interactive entertainment experience beyond traditional passive consumption.
Speaking about the project, Carlos Grenoir, the CEO of Olyverse, said that the artist’s artworks were converted into high-definition NFTs using blockchain technology and certified by the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, a national museum.