Norblin’s Art Box Experience presents the works of Monet in more like you’ve never seen before!
Having already met with widespread global acclaim, the March debut of the Immersive Monet & The Impressionists exhibition marked the European premier of this best-selling show.
Dubbing itself as a multi-sensory experience, the exhibition features an extraordinary animated show created using the latest video mapping systems and special effects, thereby providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the art of the impressionists in a truly pioneering way.
Presenting the works of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, and Édouard Manet, and accompanied by a stunning soundtrack composed by Luca Longobardi, this exhilarating spectacle takes visitors on a journey like no other – known for the manner in which they sensationally transformed the art world, and even scandalized it at times, it is these individuals that redefined art as we know it.
For the impressionists, what may have been considered a mere sketch by academic painters became a complete act of creation.
One of Claude Monet’s most celebrated works, Impression, Sunrise, painted in 1872 and exhibited two years later, depicts the harbour of Le Havre veiled in smoke and morning mist, with an orange sun rising above. Monet’s distinctive style, marked by his remarkable brushwork, captured the fleeting visual impressions that he experienced.
This iconic painting gave its name to the Impressionist movement. Though initially ridiculed by critics in the satirical magazine Charivari, it only added to the vibrancy and energy of artistic life in Paris.
The scandal that erupted after the first exhibition of the Impressionists in 1874 was reminiscent of the uproar that had followed earlier movements. Conservative academic circles were outraged by the fact that young painters had dared to exhibit their works without first seeking the approval of the establishment.
Although many of the 30 plus artists who exhibited their paintings at that time were forgotten, those who gained fame became so popular, and their works so highly valued, that they surpassed representatives of all other preceding artistic movements.
Among the most renowned artists were Claude Monet, August Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Eduard Manet, Eugene Boudin, Camille Pissarro, J.M. W. Turner, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The Impressionists became renowned for their depictions of rural landscapes and everyday life on the bustling Parisian boulevards. Celebrating the simple pleasures of existence, the beauty of women, and carefree entertainment, these artists were primarily concerned with capturing the truth of nature in their work. Rather than focusing on technical finishes, the Impressionists were fascinated by the play of light on the water’s surface, the flicker of light in the leaves, the configuration of clouds in the sky, and the figures of busy people.
Joanna Kowalkowska, co-founder of the Art Box Experience in the Norblin Factory, said: “This exhibition is an unforgettable and unparalleled artistic experience, presenting the masterpieces of Impressionism like never before. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness all the essential Impressionist works, previously scattered in the world’s premier galleries and museums, all under one roof.”
Continuing, she added: “The exhibition’s immersive nature will allow visitors to observe nearly 450 paintings up close and step inside one of them for an even more profound artistic experience.”
Bringing the works of the Impressionists to life via breath-taking projections and colour blends, not only is this exhibition an exceptional display of art, but also an educational project that takes viewers on a historic journey into the world of Impressionism. The experience is delivered in a fresh, modern and engaging format, with the exquisite motifs from the paintings seamlessly interwoven with beautiful music designed to evoke an unparalleled emotional response in viewers.
• 438 paintings used in the exhibition animations
• 1,500,000 video frames
• 3,000 m3 of projections
• 760 m2 of reflective flooring
• 2 magical instaspots!
• over 5 million visitors in the USA and Canada.
What is Art Box Experience?
A unique project that combines the latest computer animation and sound effect techniques with a rich system of image projection using 360o panorama technology, 3D and 2D animations, Art Box Experience has become a Warsaw favourite since launching last year.
Using high-quality digital projections that take on various colours and forms, it allows visitors to become part of an exhibition and immerse themselves inside it with all of their senses.
Immersive Monet & The Impressionists
Where: Art Box Experience (Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53, second floor).
When: ongoing till September 10th
Tickets: click here!