Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour pays homage to Claude Monet and the Impressionist masters of the mid-19th century right through to the early 20th century, exploring not only the paintings themselves but the history of the Impressionist movement amid the social and political turbulence of the time. It takes visitors back to when the face of European art was set to change forever. In a rich, dynamic display of light, colour and sound, the masterpieces of the Impressionists come to life. Breathtaking paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and many more.
The Impressionists’ depictions of modernity and movement, light and shadow have been admired and emulated by generations of artists. Now, two centuries later, SENSORY4™ immersive technology brings their work to life through an incredible application of light that even the artists themselves could not have envisaged.
The experience takes visitors on a journey that examines the world of Impressionism across three main movements: ‘Metropolitan’, ‘A Day in the Life’ and ‘En Plein Air’.
Interspersed throughout the immersive display, between the main movements, the entire gallery transforms into states of colour, celebrating the painting of the late 19th century through the spectrum of colour.
This is it, the part of the exhibition that you’ve been waiting for. From the moment you walk into the SENSORY4™ Gallery, you will be blown away by the powerful immersive experience that awakens the senses and literally transports you inside the Impressionists’ greatest works. Set to an evocative classical score, it is a truly moving experience that will live long in the memory.