MELBOURNE | Monet & Friends is the follow up to the global multi-sensory art experience, Van Gogh Alive. Like it’s predecessor, it’s on at The LUME Melbourne, a perfect venue for showcasing the experience.
The main exhibition is in the main large room, with detailed images projected onto eleven-metre high walls and the floor. Monet’s art, as well as that of his contemporaries, French impressionists like Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Édouard Manet is showcased. See 850 artworks come to life, animated and synchronised to music, light, smell, and taste.
Impressionist art was unlike anything that came before it. Artists left the confines of their studios, where they aimed to paint reality as it was. They instead painted outside, inspired by the city, countryside, and life happening around them. Rather than aiming for realism, they strove to capture the feeling and atmosphere of the scenes they were experiencing.
Monet & Friends takes you on a journey through 19th century bohemian Paris and countryside France. There’s Monet’s Water Lilies, Degas’ ballerinas, and much more, which transports you to another time. There’s also immersive artworks from modern Australian artists, and animated scenes from space made in collaboration with NASA.
If you’re hungry or thirsty, Cafe de Flore is a cafe that’s located within the exhibit itself. You can pop in for a drink or snack while soaking in the exhibition.
Monet & Friends
Where: The LUME Melbourne. 5 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
When: 26 October 2022 to 18 April 2023
Cost: Children, $36.00. Adults, $49.00