From publisher blurb:
"A Canon of Beauty is a genre bending indie RPG with simple rules that require nothing but a D6, a few friends, and a desire to tell a story together.
You play as artifacts or pieces of art in a museum, at night you come to life and have adventures. Don't just stop at becoming animated statues, stretch your imagination. How would a Jackson Pollock painting look like if it came to life? How would it move? How would it act? Would it be depressingly dependent on the nearest Lee Krasner painting?
At the core of this game is an invitation for you and your game group to go to real museums and interact with the art and its history. If you can't make it to a museum right now two sample museums are included.
The Getty Villa looks like one of the richest museums in the world, sitting atop a bluff in Malibu, California. That is probably because it is. Come inside after dark and be part of a world filled with Greco-Roman mythology replayed on an intimate scale. And what of the rumors that J. Paul Getty, who is buried on the property, found a way to live on through his art. Surely that is a metaphor.
The Prado is the national museum of Spain, known as a "museum of painters not paintings," it houses many great masterpieces. How can the work of so many great geniuses coexist peacefully once the visitors leave? Can so many portrayals of saints, kings, and madmen (but I repeat myself) ever find balance?
You'll find everything you need to try a new and innovative genre of roleplaying in this book, A Canon of Beauty."