About this reports the Ukrinform.
The digital reconstruction was created to honor the memory of the Ukrainian artist of Greek origin Arkhip Kuindzhi, the lost architecture of the city and those who died during the siege of Mariupol.
The art museum also exhibited paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky, Mykola Hlushchenko, Vasyl Korenchuk and Oleksandr Bondarenko. The collection included 600 paintings, 950 graphic works, 150 sculptures and 300 objects of decorative art. All valuable exhibits are considered stolen by the Russian invaders.
Dmytro Kifulyak and his American colleague Evan Hall envision a new landscape for the Kuindzhi Museum and have named the project "No More Nights", envisioning a digital future for cultural assets. Such, where they will be protected from physical cycles of violence and where the light of the screen is always present, the authors noted.
The digital reconstruction of the building began with the collection of tourist photos of the former Kuinji Art Museum, which were then sketched and reproduced in virtual space.