Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières, pictures of the immersive exhibition

Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!

New in Paris: the Atelier des Lumières will display wonderful immersive exhibitions!

L’Atelier des Lumières avec Klimt et les artistes Viennois

The Atelier des Lumières uses a unique process, AMIEX®, enabling an immersive art and music experience thanks to “dematerializing” works and broadcasting on 140 video-projectors and a spatial audio (50 Nexo speakers with controlled directivity), for immersive exhibitions like Imagine Van Gogh at La Villette. This process, used in the Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence, takes us to another world. The success, already granted, bolstered the teams to set up in Paris after 5 exhibitions and 3 million visitors in 5 years.

The first exhibition to experience in Paris, devoted to Gustav Klimt, is magnificent: over 3000 moving pictures with the most famous elements of the Austrian painter’s paintings for a 30-minute light and sound show.

We cross over 100 years of Viennese painting through Gustav Klimt’s pictorial work (1862-1918) evolving around 6 “scenes” lasting 5 minutes each, where paintings are decomposed with the characters coming out of their frame, it’s hard to explain (you should watch the video!).

First scene, the neoclassic Vienna reveals the architectural gems of Gustav Klimt’s city, including the Kunsthistoriches Museum and the Wiener Staatsoper. Ceiling, columns, frescoes, Klimt’s works on these beautiful projects, make you want to visit it, and even more because of the music, the opening of Wilhelm Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

The second scene returns on the Vienna Secession. The façades of the buildings are displayed with their stylized foliage motifs, and historical posters about the 1897 Vienna Secession of which Klimt will be one of the founders.

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

Then, it’s the “magical” sequence, Klimt and Gold, the most iconic painting with The Kiss, Danaë and the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Our eyes are filled with gold, the allegoric figures merging and interlace to create a wonderful picture ballet on Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Philip Glass’s Etude No.2 and Luca Longobardi’s Glass Recomposed.

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

After this sequence, the weather gets colder and the music more bucolic. Paintings of the 4th sequence take us to Nature, in fall, with beech trees forest as well as in spring with fields of flowers. More than before, we feel the ground moving under our feet and we tumble with Gustav Mahler.

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

Back in the city for the 5th sequence. Please note that the works are not by Klimt but Egon Schiele, an artist who builds wonderful villages like a patchwork of houses with pastel colors. We find colorful characters, ready to dance on Sergueï Rachmaninov’s and Alexander Warenberg’s music!

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

Then, for the grande finale, a focus on Klimt and women, with the most beautiful portraits of women painted by the Austrain, sometimes painted with gold. Young ladies, pregnant women and mature women were idolized by Klimt, fascinated by these bodies changing with time!

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

We walk the 2000-sqm following landscapes, discovering or rediscovering Klimt’s beautiful paintings. When we feel dizzy, wood cable drums expect us so that we can have a seat and enjoy the projections on the 10-m high walls.

Like a nod, after Klimt’s works, we rush to a private and psychedelic bar where we have a soft while watching in the same direction, the POETIC_AI installation, a video created by OUCHHH, a digital creation studio that dissected 20 millions of words on scientific papers to make an original 17-minute work, to see until August 31, 2018 (the installation, okay, the Atelier des Lumières is for life!).

Klimt à l’Atelier des Lumières

You should go there (unless you’re epileptic!).

Elodie D.
Last updated on 26 April 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 13 April 2018 to 11 November 2018



    38 Rue Saint-Maur
    75011 Paris 11

    -26 ans: 9,5 €
    chômeurs, handicapés: 11,5 €
    tarif normal: 14,5 €
    pass 2 adultes + 2 jeunes: 42 €

    Average duration
    1 h 30 min

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    Horaires : 10h-18h, ouvert tous les jours. Nocturnes jusqu'à 22h les vendredis et samedis

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