Mashup of classical art and contemporary music
Rijksmix breaks the script of silent engagement with visual art. Based on user input, the mashup juxtaposes paintings on display at Amsterdam’s Rijskmuseum with sound pieces from Soundcloud. Resulting from the juxtaposition is a multi-sensory experience that extends across art disciplines and time.
Built with: Soundcloud API, Rijksmuseum API
The visual identity of Rijksmix is driven by the diversity of artwork exhibited in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Artwork images are accessed through the museum's API.
Upon a successful query, a full-screen image of a painting displayed in Rijksmuseum is matched with a song from Soundcloud. The search bar moves to the top so as not to detract attention from the artwork.
If the queried painter is not available, or if the search query is nonsensical, the user is steered towards searching for painters whose works are featured in the Rijksmuseum.