The 36-minute exhibition is divided into three parts: from his environment to his major series, up to his garden in Giverny with the great Water Lilies cycle. More than 3000 images parade there both on the ground and on the walls.
Claude Monet being a
master painterThese boards
lend themselves well to this type of immersive exhibitionbelieves the co-director ofImagine Monet, Annabelle Mauger. These boards
enveloping give the impression of being immersed in the heart of the scene, and not of being only spectators, according to her.
Claude Monet is the painter of the field, but also of the off-field: he is someone who wanted to paint almost without horizon and I believe that discovering him in an immersive way is in a way paying homage to him.explains Ms. Mauger.
” Claude Monet was not only the father of impressionism, but he was also the father of immersion. »
To be able to immerse yourself in his paintings, the projection room is completely stripped of texts and explanations. Before entering, a series of explanatory panels briefly summarize the life of Monet and the three phases of the exhibition scenario.
[La salle immersive]it really is a space [pour tous], whatever your age, culture, language, even your level of interest in art history. So having this educational space upstream was very important.raises the creator.
colors and lights
Worthy of the Impressionist movement, Monet’s works include many bright colors, deposited in small strokes.
It was almost primary dabs of paint in fact, he hardly mixed his paintexplains Annabelle Mauger.
The artist painted his pictures in the open air, where he observed the variations of light.
Flowers were kind of his obsession, not for the flowers themselves, but for the light bouncing off them.argues the co-director.
obsession pour la lumière prompted Monet to paint various series, such as Poplars, Millstones and The Cathedrals of Rouena building he painted at different times of the day and seasons of the year.
The exhibition is intended as a
moment of peace for visitors, like the work of Monet.
I believe that Monet really wanted to build universes and environments of peace, because he was a man who suffered enormously from the various wars he went through, in particular the First World War, at the end of his life.argues Annabelle Mauger.
” I think that’s what I would like people to remember: this peaceful side and this light, which changes, but remains. »
Imagine Monet runs until August 14 at the EY Center in Ottawa.