Talk to some art lovers about the idea of a deconstructed painting and they may cringe. It sounds a little as though someone has broken up or distorted a masterpiece. However, a new exhibition about Gustav Klimt does just that – only in a safe, digital medium. Projections of key paintings are comprised of different sections and layers, with figures jumping out like characters in a play. It all makes for a more interesting, interactive experience.
The Atelier des Lumières is currently running a 30-minute show that uses these deconstructed images against a soundtrack from Wilhelm Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser. The images dance through six scenes with different themes. The Neoclassic Vienna melds into the Vienna Secession. Klimt’s gold period makes way for nature, cityscapes, and the female form.
The show can be quite overwhelming at first. Thankfully, it is on until December, so there is plenty of time to return and spot elements you may have missed.
Date of the exhibition:
From 13 April 2018 to 31 December 2018
From Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm
Fridays and weekends from 10 am to 7 pm
L’Atelier des Lumières
38 Rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11
Full rate 14.5 €
Youth rate (under 26 years old) 9.5 €
Reduced rate 11.5 €