Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive experience at the Atelier des Lumières in 2020 is a themed exhibition focusing on the “journeys around the Mediterranean”. This light and sound show lasts 40 minutes and takes us to 500 paintings by 20 artists in the 19th and 20th centuries for a beautiful panorama of the French painting.
Thanks to the unique AMIEX® process, the Atelier des Lumières manages to dematerialize works and broadcast them on 140 video-projectors and a spatial audio. We have already been fascinated by the exhibitions devoted to Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt and it’s now Monet, Renoir and Chagall’s Mediterranean that expects us from February 28 to December 31, 2020. Closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition has been welcoming visitors again from May 26, 2020.
Why this theme? The ocean and the Mediterranean seduce artists in the 19th century with the rise of balneology. They leave their studios and gather by the sea, from Collioure to Saint-Tropez and offer a new conception of light and color.
For 40 minutes then, we go through the greatest painting movements in the 19th and 20th centuries: impressionism with Monet and Renoir, pointillism with Signac and Cross, fauvism with Derain, Vlaminck… without forgetting Matisse. Over 500 paintings and details are brought together on the occasion, in a giant size since they’re screened and move on the building's 10m high walls.
We already picture ourselves bathing in Antibes painted by Claude Monet (1888) and Estague by Auguste Renoir (1882), the Baie des Anges de Nice by Raoul Dufy and Saint Tropez by Paul Signac (1899) and we can already imagine the soundtrack lulling us with waves and children’s laughter.
Throughout this experience, several focuses are available, one on Bonnard and Dufy, another on Chagall, as well as Matisse’s colorful universe. This musical and visual creation always provides a living painting with bright and strong colors, a beautiful experience that is perfect to introduce children to art.
After this experience, the Atelier des Lumières provides a dive into Yves Klein’s infinite blue. This very special color that is said not to fade with time.
Dates and Opening Time
From 28 February 2020 to 3 January 2021
L'Atelier des Lumières
38 Rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11
Ouvert 7j/7 entre 10h et 18h, nocturnes les vendredis et samedis jusqu’à 22h et les dimanches jusqu’à 19h.
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