Tate Worldsare excitingMinecraft‘maps’ that present virtual environments inspired by artworks from Tate’s collection. The maps allow players ofMinecraftto explore a range of paintings and sculpture, undertaking various activities and challenges that relate to the themes of the artworks, or exploring how they were made. Tate has teamed up with some ofMinecraft’sbest known mapmakers to create these virtual artworks, offering a unique combination of art, historyandadventure.
The first two maps will be available to download from Monday 24 November 2014. Focusing on the theme ofCities, they are inspired by Andre Derain’s 1906 painting ofLondon, The Pool of London, and Christopher Nevinson’s 1920 painting of New York,Soul of the Soulless City. Six moreTate Worldsmaps are scheduled for release (on the themes ofPlay,DestructionandFantasy)in2015.