In the plot of an imaginary science fiction film never shot by any director, there is a story about an ultra-technological universe in which the works of great artists no longer exist, burnt in the name of a future enclosed in servers and images made through numerical codes. Fortunately (for now) this universe does not exist, and we can still think about going to the Uffizi Gallery or the Vatican Museums and at the same time visit an entire gallery with the greatest works of art history in NFT.
One hundred of these works were created by Masked Up NFTs, who created collector’s pieces inspired by paintings and sculptures such as Hayez’s Il Bacio or Venere di Milo, projected from 130 BC into the most unknown future of art.
The one hundred works created by Masked Up NFTs are in fact transported into the contemporary art landscape as if through a time machine, to contextualise them in our era and in an art market sector that is increasingly gaining ground.
The NFTs of the great classics of the Renaissance or Romanticism are the counterpart of the physical version, drawing a temporal and conceptual link with the new collecting in Ethereum.
The link with contemporaneity is also given by a small detail present in each work, the mask, an indispensable passport even for the subjects designed by Leonardo da Vinci and Géricault to be able to live in 2022.