An art project turns a cathedral ceiling into a demonic work from Diablo IV
An art project has transformed the ceiling of a secular cathedral in France with demonic artwork from Diablo IV. The installations are part of a campaign by renowned artist Adam Miller with Blizzard Entertainment to bring the game's imagery and scenes to life in a truly gothic setting.
The 48-foot mural is a set of 20 unique paintings covering the dome and antique ceiling, along with a huge mural on the back wall.
"This project is truly unique. It's an incredible opportunity to be able to paint in a place like this, on a large scale, with figurative painting," said Adam Miller.
Miller and his team painted on the canvases before installing them in the cathedral to achieve the same look as the iconic historical murals by Caravaggio and Michelangelo.
Their installation is accompanied by a filmed tour of the cathedral. Directed by Henry Hobson and narrated by Game of Thrones' Charles Dance, the film is designed to allow viewers to experience the space, the art and the aftermath of the battle itself.
Diablo's unique world is a great playground for an artist - a frightening, dark and foreboding tension, all to inspire the artist to build a unique space.
In the video below viewers can watch the five character classes of Diablo IV as they face the powers of evil in the final battle between Light and Dark. A behind-the-scenes video has also been released as part of the campaign.
In addition, a select group of lucky players will have the opportunity to be part of the artwork itself. Eligible players who participate in the Open Beta in March will have the chance to be selected and painted in their own scene as one of Diablo's heroes fighting the evil Lilith.
Diablo IV is one of the most anticipated games of 2023 and will be released on June 6. The Open Beta is scheduled for March 24-26, 2023, and pre-orders will get early access from March 17-19, 2023.