New Immersive Exhibition Brings Together Art’s Biggest Names

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It’s happening next year in Paris, and will feature some of the biggest names in the art industry.

If you’re not already planning a trip to Paris next year, this will surely make you want to book a ticket as soon as possible.

After the huge success of its Vincent Van Gogh exhibit (that you can still visit until January 5th, 2020), the Ateliers des Lumières, Paris’s first digital art center, is cementing its place on the French capital’s cultural scene with its next must-see interactive exhibition.


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Starting February 28, the formal iron-foundry-turned-museum will be bathed in the bright colors of the Mediterranean, thanks to a new art show dedicated to the region.

The “Voyages en Méditerranée” (or Journeys Around the Mediterranean) exhibition will include more than 500 works of art by some of the world’s most famous artists, including Renoir, Monet, Matisse, Chagall, and Picasso. The show will focus on the scenic region as seen through their works of art—from impressionism to modernism. With the help of 140 video projectors, the Ateliers des Lumières allows its visitors to step inside some of art’s most celebrated paintings and travel to the destinations that inspired them, such as Nice, Saint Tropez, and Antibes.

Since the 1880s, artists have flocked to the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast exploring new ways to depict light and in the process coming up with new painting techniques and revolutionizing the use of color.


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If you’re craving more, don’t miss another immersive exhibition specially created for the Atelier des Lumières that will echo this tribute to the Mediterranean. ‘Yves Klein, l’infini bleu’ (‘Yves Klein: infinite blue’) will highlight the work of the twentieth-century artist, who was raised in Nice and who was inspired by the city to create his first work.

The new digital exhibition will run from February 28 until December 31st, 2020 at the Ateliers des Lumières, located at 38 Rue Saint-Maur in Paris.