Punch a Monet


December 2014
Web Art
A Web Based Video Game Offers Chance
to Punch a Claude Monet Painting

In 2012, Andrew Shannon punched a Claude Monet masterpiece hanging in the National Gallery of Ireland. In December 2014, the story made international headlines as he was sentenced for his actions. While his attack was shocking, we have to admit that we felt strangely attracted to this senseless and surprising incident. That’s why we build A browser based 3D game where you can virtually punch a Monet painting. The project went viral the moment it went live and reached over 200k visitors in the first week, with coverage from many major art, creativity and news websites.

Creative Director & Technologist
Tom Galle
Technologist & Design
Eiji Muroichi
Creative Technologist
Dries Depooter