This Digital Canvas May Be A Gateway Drug For Art

A famous Picasso painting was auctioned last June, and if one didn’t get the chance to get it, have no fear, a digital canvas maker has a solution for those art cravings.

Digital canvas of Meural

Meural is a digital canvas which looks just like other framed pictures except that it has the ability to display more than 20,000 artworks ranging from famous arts to personal photography. The canvas is priced at $495 and is much cheaper than the Balloon Dog Orange that only uses a 2D display.

Co-founded by friends Vladimir Vukicevic and Jerry Hu in August 2014, Meural was conceived from a long-standing admiration for the arts. The two met at NYU and at one point, Hu was a guide for the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Vukicevic co-founded and became the CTO of RocketHub, a crowd funding website aimed towards musicians, designers, artists, etc.

Apparently, Meural might remind people of those digital photo frames which were popular during the mid-aughts. Except Meural looks way cooler, nicer, simpler to use and fun to play with. Its users can pick a photo or painting or can even upload from their collection using the Meural app that connected to the canvas to show the chosen artwork. Users can also change the artwork by hovering their hands and gesturing up, down or across the canvas.

Meural accomplishes this using advanced hardware which allows an LCD screen to display 16 million different shades of color. A propriety haze covering is also applied to the screen which gives it a look similar to Amazon’s Kindle. With a light sensor that is consistent with the fluctuations of synthetic and natural light so as to keep the display constant. Best of all is the device is connected via WiFi, which means changing the display can easily be done.

Currently, Meural can only be purchased from its website, but, according to Vukicevic, there are already plans for physical stores

Conclusion

Meural is a digital way to put Photos on Canvas, and this is something that is going to be appealing to art enthusiasts out there.

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