A new exhibition is opening in Sydney that pays homage to the paintings of artist Claude Monet through light, color and sound. It also uses immersive technology to trace the history of the Impressionist movement of the mid-19th century through to the early 20th century.
Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour premieres at Sydney’s Royal Hall of Industries in March. The paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and more. It takes visitors back to a time when the face of European art was set to change forever, and examines the history of the Impressionist movement amid the social and political turbulence of the time.
The experience examines the world of Impressionism across three main movements: Metropolitan, A Day in the Life and En Plein Air. As visitors wander through the galleries, the 360-degree cinematic environment takes place as the gallery transforms into states of color and is accompanied by an evocative classical score.
It celebrates the paintings through the spectrum of color and aims to transports visitors inside the Impressionists’ greatest works. The images displayed included the waterlilies Monet painted at his garden at Giverney, and the ballerinas Edgar Degas captured practicing at the barre. The organizers state that the exhibition is a safe and COVID-compliant, family-friendly experience.
Monet & Friends - Life, Light & Colour runs at the Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney, from March 12. Tickets are on sale from February 1 and further information is available on the website here.