It’s your turn to decide the best of the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) – a 2,000-plus member judging body. Sotheby’s is honored to have been nominated for three awards in 2018: Series, VR: Branded Cinematic of Pre-Rendered and Animation. Watch our nominated videos below and be sure to cast your vote in each category – voting is open until Thursday, 19 April.


Series: Treasures from Chatsworth
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The Devonshire Collection at historic Chatsworth House, seat of the Cavendish family for generations, is rich with thousands of works of art spanning four centuries. Discover this extraordinary world in 'Treasures from Chatsworth, Presented by Huntsman,' an original video series produced by Sotheby’s. 
 


VR: Branded Cinematic or Pre-Rendered: Surrealist VR
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Experience Surrealist paintings like never before in this 360° virtual reality film. Explore the illusory perceptions of a Spanish plain in Salvador Dalí’s 1930s masterpiece, Moment de transition. Discover the enigmatic dreamscape of Paul Delvaux’s Jeunes filles au bord de l’eau. Interpret the powerfully evocative part human, part machine-like creatures in André Masson’s Hôtel d’automates. And, marvel at the juxtaposition of a powerful lion and a fragile egg in René Magritte’s Le Repas de Noces
 


Animation: CGI Brings Turner Masterpiece to Life
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Experience J.M.W. Turner’s celebrated masterpiece 'Ehrenbreitstein' in a stunning new way. Take a CGI journey through the magisterial landscape as legendary English actor Steven Berkoff recites lines from Lord Byron’s epic poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. Exhibited in 1835 at the Royal Academy alongside lines from the poem, Turner realizes the vision of Byron’s world-weary hero as he travels down the River Rhine.