With its immersive exhibitions shaped like a ligt and sound show,the Atelier des Lumières makes art live in a different way. And it is a big success! You have to plan your visit several weeks ahead to enter the works of our favorite artists, such as Van Gogh and many visitors haven't had the chance to see Gustav Klimt, the Austrian who was displayed in 2018 and stormed by a million visitors in 8 months.
If you missed the Gustav Klimt phenomenon at the Atelier des Lumières, book a night from August 1 to 24, 2019 and from October 29 to November 2, 2019! The Austrian painter is once again displayed from Monday to Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Covering over 15000sqm, we discover the most famous paintings of the Austrian painter (a total of 3000 moving pictures) for 30 minutes of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Back to 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!
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!
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.
Here's a preview:
For the record, 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.
We recommend it (unless you're epileptic!)
Dates and Opening Time
From 29 October 2019 to 31 October 2019
L'Atelier des Lumières
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 €
1 h 30 min
Horaires : 18h30-21h du lundi au jeudi seulement
A noter, aux autres horaires, l'Atelier des Lumières diffuse Van Gogh
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