Meet the L’Atelier de Lumières

Atelier des Lumières is the center of digital art in Paris which presented an immersive exhibition of the works of the artist Gustav Klimt.

With the development of surface mapping technology, the light shows and images projected onto the facades of buildings and monuments have become increasingly frequent and sophisticated. Throughout France we have examples of these events: the Rêve des Couleurs in the cathedral of Reims, La Nuit aux Invalides and the New Year in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and, the most stunning of all (although not in the facades but in the interior of old limestone quarries), the Carrières de Lumières in Baux de Provence.

In the immersive exhibition Carrières de Lumières, pictures of paintings by famous painters were projected on the walls, floors, and ceilings of the old quarries (limestone carrières) of the region. All accompanied by a soundtrack specially selected to harmonize with the images.

In 2018 the spectacles had as theme Picasso and the Spanish masters.

L’Atelier de Lumières.

Atelier des Lumières

Opened on April 13, 2018, the Atelier des Lumières is the only digital art center in Paris. Located in a 2,000 m² building where an old foundry was founded, created in 1835, the site will house immense exhibitions.

There are 2 rooms totaling 3,300 m² of the projection area, including walls and floor. Accompanying the projections, there is always soundtrack created especially for each event.

The 1st room, Halles, is devoted to the work of the great names in the history of art. 2nd presents the work of new artists.

L’Atelier de Lumières.

The first great artist honored by the Atelier des Lumières was Gustav Klimt.

In fact, the exhibition was about the scene of Viennese art in the late nineteenth century, of which Klimt was the main figure. In addition to his works, being his most famous ‘The Kiss’ were also projected works by Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

All accompanied by a soundtrack with pieces by Wagner, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov. A treat for all the senses!

L’Atelier de Lumières.

The Atelier de Lumières is one of the most obligatory stops during your visit to Paris and is at 38 rue Saint Maur, 75011. Saint Maur station, line 3.

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