Impressionism exhibition brings 19th century Paris to Rome through HD projected art
The 19th century Parisian Impressionism art movement takes visitors back in time, with a larger-than-life multimedia exhibition featuring French artists. French Impressionists – from Cézanne to Monet, is held at Palazzo degli Esami, in the heart of Trastevere. The projected paintings shown at this site are a way to honor those artists who broke away from conventional art in France to create a new style of small, yet evident, brush strokes and an innovative use of light.
Thus, light is further used to project the exquisite paintings on vast screens in a gallery created by Grande Exhibitions and produced by Time4Fun S.r.l. The vivid details portrayed in each picture highlight the unique brushstrokes of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Cézanne, among others.
Grande Exhibitions’ CEO and owner, Bruce Peterson, says, “Visitors can experience the stimulation of all five senses, while we redefine the way we enjoy art and culture. Do not limit yourself to only admiring the French impressionists – you becomes part of their world.” The images are created through SENSORY4™ technology, which allows the artists’ masterpieces to be displayed in full-screen. The exhibit, offers a rich and dynamic environment of lights, colors and sounds that will transport each visitor back to 19th century Paris.
Giancarlo Bonomo, the exhibition’s curator asserts, “The gigantic images projected in high definition, accompanied by evocative music of the soul, will rebuild the spirit of a time that is alive more than ever. [Guests] will return to the atmosphere of good cafes and lounges, the lights and colors of nature crystallized in ‘en plein air’ painting, as well as that sense of ‘carefree’ that we secretly envy. In this multimedia journey, everyone can have a personal experience.”
The “en plein air,” or open air style of painting, was a more free and modern change for the era, which was used to painting inside galleries. The exhibit displays this change through the faces, fashion and nature joyously portrayed all around. It allows visitors to imagine the very first Impressionism exhibition in Paris, France, on April 15, 1874. It featured many artists that this exhibition also displays, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley and Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Palazzo degli Esami
Via Girolamo Induno, 4 (Trastevere)
Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm.; Sunday 10am-9pm