Chamber Chapel Art History and the V2C

Within the framework of a cooperation between students of the seminars “Baroque Castles in the Munich Area. Möglichkeiten ihrer Visualisierung mit den neuen Medien” (Ute Engel, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU Munich) and “3D-Software in kreativen Prozessen” (Karin Guminski, Kunst und Multimedia, Institut für Kunstpädagogik, LMU Munich) a 3D model of the private final chapel (1722-1726) of the Elector Therese Kunigunde was created – in the winter semester 2015/16. The course has given students the opportunity to explore the advantages of modern three-dimensional visualization techniques in the presentation of art historical content.

At the end of the seminar all participants had the opportunity to virtually enter the room in the Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization of the Leibniz Computing Center. In order to fully enjoy the richness of detail of the real chamber chapel, the students’ 3D model was revised, missing elements were modelled and textures were replaced. For this purpose, photos of a renewed visit to the chamber chapel provided high-quality templates, which were preferable in resolution, quality and colour to the students’ photos. By using high-resolution SLR cameras and a strongly focused attention to constant lighting conditions, without drop shadows or reflections, the photographs could be integrated practically without any complex digital post-processing. With the remodelling of the ornamental stucco relief, the ceiling section of the digital chamber chapel now also embodies the appearance of baroque buildings.


Dr. Karin Guminski, Department of Art Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Ute Engel, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Bavarian administration of the state castles, gardens and lakes

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