Want to turn your island home into an art gallery and showcase your love of Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michaelangelo to your Villagers and friends? Now you can, thanks to the Animal Crossing Art Generator courtesy of the Getty Museum.
The Getty Museum has curated an open-access collection of artwork for you to import them into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Based on the Animal Crossing Pattern Tool that we’ve all turned to for the craziest pop culture designs, the museum, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has offered a collection of some of the greatest artwork in the history of mankind for you to import into the game by scanning the QR code via the Nintendo Switch Online app.
“With this tool you can fill your island with art and transform your home into a world-class art gallery. Create your own custom patterns featuring artwork from famous art collections around the world.”
The artwork patterns can be used to make paintings or easels or canvases, cover the walls and floors, and yes you can wear them on your shirts. The entire world is literally on your art palette!
To get your favorite art into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, select the artwork by either choosing the museum’s favorites displayed or type in the name of the piece you saw hanging in your grandparents’ house in the search bar; crop the artwork into any size you wish; scan the QR code for the piece using the NookLink; and voila, it’s ready for you to use anywhere on the island for all to gaze in wonder.
Among the delectable art pieces, you can import into the game are Jeanne (Spring) by Édouard Manet, An Old Man in Military Costume by Rembrandt, Irises by Vincent van Gogh, Still Life with Blue by Paul Cézanne, and even a Greek vase.
If you wish to use artwork from another museum, you have to import using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), which is a technology that is allowing artwork to be displayed online.