A very interesting trend has emerged in the 21st century - the combination of modern technology with art. An example of this was the colorful evening performance at the Waterlight exhibition on the museum square in Amsterdam, which was "covered" by a virtual flood. This was the case when the visualized "natural disaster" became a work of art.
The giant light canvas is the creation of artist Daan Rosegarde and colleagues from his studio. Instead of a paintbrush and palette, they adopted a sophisticated system of lasers, LED projectors, and software.
The reason for the evening exhibition was the acquisition of one of the paintings by Jan Asselein, a 17th century Dutch painter, by the State Art History Museum in Amsterdam. The virtual performance helped viewers see the picture from the inside, as it were.
As with painting, the new high-tech display resonates with the reality of today's Amsterdam, below sea level with 60 miles of canals, 90 islands and 1, 200 bridges. The enchanting performance is an alarming signal that even a slight rise in sea level will lead to the flooding of this amazing ancient city.