Tate Modern will use virtual reality to bring Modigliani’s Paris to life | London Evening Standard

Early 20th-century Paris is to be brought to life at Tate Modern with a virtual reality room forming part of a blockbuster Modigliani show.

Visitors will be given headsets immersing them in the city, which was home to the Italian painter for more than a decade until his death in 1920 aged 35. The move to the French capital brought Amedeo Modigliani into contact with innovative artists such as Pablo Picasso and had a major impact on his work. Although individual artists at Tate Modern have experimented with virtual reality technology, it is the first time the gallery has used it to this extent in a major show.

Curator Nancy Ireson said the experience would be “quite extraordinary” and “enhance the feeling of the city”.

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