Art galleries have always been a favourite of mine. Even my husband enjoys our visits to the National Gallery.
I’m certainly not an art expert. And yet – I always learn and appreciate exhibits that we attend. In 2001, we were introduced to an exhibit at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. We’d never heard of the art nouveau painter, Gustav Klimt. His art was quite intricate and astounding. We were glad we’d attended the exhibit.
I’ve just heard about a mind blowing exhibit based on Klimt’s work that opened recently, in Paris at the Studio of Lights. Visitors are totally immersed in the an audio and visual experience as they walk through and over paintings the are projected throughout the gallery. It all takes place in a 35 minute presentation with classical musical accompaniment.
Have some fun by clicking on the image above or right here. You’ll see a short video with more explanation about this stunning display. My hope is that it will come to our National Gallery at some point in the future. I guarantee that’s I’ll be there to see it in person.
If you’d like to see a beautiful video that has more imagery and only music to show this exhibit – please click right here. You can also cruise Google to find more info too.
As an aside – there is also a great movie called ‘Woman in Gold’ with Helen Mirren. It is based on the true story of Gustav Klimt’s mesmerizing 1907 gold-leafed portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. It’s a fascinating story and well worth enjoying.
Click here or on the image to read a BBC review of the movie. It came out a few years ago so should be easy to find for live streaming or rental by Googling for more information.
Helen Mirren is always a star in my books. And the story is fascinating, to say the least.
Have you ever seen a multi-sensory exhibit that blew you away? Where was it and what was it about? Please share your experience and even photos if you have them. Looking forward to your reply below.