Art The hand-painted video game set in Monet’s paintings

The hand-painted video game set in Monet’s paintings

Giulia Guido

Have you ever dreamt of living inside a painting? Or experiencing a day as a painter from the 1800s? If so, “The Master’s Pupil” the new video game available for Nintendo Switch and PC via the Steam platform, is the perfect fit for you.
“The Master’s Pupil” will take you through 12 different levels, allowing you to explore the life of the painter Claude Monet in a way that, if described as original, would be an understatement. In fact, the video game was created by Pat Naoum, who is not only a game developer but also a true artist. Every frame, element, and landscape in the game has been hand-painted by Pat, following Monet’s style and his favorite subjects.

Only after meticulously hand-drawing all the elements, the developer moved on to the scanning phase using a high-definition film negative scanner that captured even those details of brushstrokes invisible to the naked eye.

We don’t know how long it will take you to complete all 12 levels, but bear in mind that it took Pat Naoum 7 years of work to draw all the scenes in “The Master’s Pupil”, so don’t just focus on reaching the end; enjoy the journey.

Written by Giulia Guido
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