Imagine wandering over the Japanese footbridge in Monet’s famous Water Lily Pond painting and gazing out across lily-strewn waters that reflect the surrounding cascade of wild greenery. Well, at Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience you’ll be able to do just that. You’ll be transported inside Monet’s painted world thanks to fascinating 360-degree projections and a unique virtual reality experience which brings the impressionist painter’s artwork to vivid, spectacular life. It is set to take over the gothic interiors of the Carlisle Memorial Church this summer and promises to be a spellbinding experience.
The experience comes from the minds of Exhibition Hub, the company responsible for the immensely popular Van Gogh immersive experience that was a hit in numerous cities around the world, including New York, Miami, Brussels, Naples and right here in Belfast. Now, it is Monet’s turn to get the multi-sensory treatment.
Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is an incredible fusion of art and technology, with riveting results. New, digital life has been injected into Monet’s masterpieces. Through 360-degree projection mapping, sound effects and atmospheric lighting, you’ll be plunged inside paintings that have been set into motion with swimming fish, swaying trees and moving silhouettes of people chatting on Parisian streets.
The virtual reality experience takes it to yet another level. Slip on a headset and you’ll embark on a striking journey through eight of Monet’s most iconic works, including Haystack at the End of Summer and Poppies. It’s an unmissable chance to follow in the footsteps of the celebrated French artist, walking the city streets he painted and soaking up the idyllic countryside he captured on canvas.
Not only will this immersive experience transport you to the time of Monet through his stunning paintings, but it provides an educational and uplifting look at his works of art and the man himself. Over the course of 90 minutes, you’ll learn about his life and artistic process through a unique storytelling process that puts a modern twist on the classic museum exhibitions. Plus, if you’re feeling inspired and fancy unleashing your inner artist, kids and grown-ups can create their own colourful pieces of art, which will then be projected on the wall for everyone to admire. Art lover, technology aficionado or simply in search of a magical experience that provides a new look at historic art? Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is the answer.