In the world of Claude Monet

The immersive Imagine Monet exhibition allows you to fully immerse yourself in the heart of the gardens, landscapes, flowers and universe of the French painter and to appreciate, as never before, the work of the founding father of Impressionism.

In the world of Claude Monet

The immersive Imagine Monet exhibition allows you to fully immerse yourself in the heart of the gardens, landscapes, flowers and universe of the French painter and to appreciate, as never before, the work of the founding father of Impressionism.

Presented from Tuesday to Sunday at Terminal 30 of the Port of Quebec, until September 5, Imagine Monet is an immersion in 214 canvases, projected in grandiose format. There are works from the series of the cathedrals of Rouen and that of the water lilies which occupied Monet, in his garden at Giverny, during the last 31 years of his life.

After the Center des congrès de Québec, with the works of Van Gogh and Picasso, Imagine Monet moved, for logistical reasons, to the cruise terminal.

The Imagine Monet exhibition begins with 12 explanatory panels on the man, the painter and his art. We then enter a large room where the works of Claude Monet come to life on very large surfaces.

Two hundred and fourteen canvases explode, come to life and are projected, for 30 minutes, on canvases nine meters high and seventeen meters wide. A segment that ends with one of the paintings from the Water Lilies series, considered Monet's masterpiece, which unfolds on all the surfaces of the exhibition room.

"Monet's painting is immersive and that's what I wanted to highlight. Monet's canvases are 25 centimeters and here they can be displayed 17 meters long. The projection makes it possible to enter into the detail of the works. The scenography was adapted to his works. We work on feeling and sensation, what painters want us to feel,” said Anabelle Mauger, co-designer of this exhibition with Julien Baron, in an interview.

Paint the distance

She specifies that Monet painted the distance between himself and the object, whether it was a person, a tree, a bridge, etc.

"He painted water as fog, clouds, and he painted the wind," she added.

These 30 minutes of immersion, which can be extended, are accompanied by music by Ravel and Bizet with musical segments from the opera Les Pêcheurs de Perles.

“There is a connection between Bizet and Monet. The Pearl Fishermen, Bizet's first opera, like Monet's debut, did not meet with unanimous acclaim. Both were considered [as] bad by critics. It was a wink that I wanted to do,” she remarked.

Tickets are on sale at imagine-monet.com. The exhibition will take a break from August 3 to 7 because the terminal will have to be freed for the passage of a cruise ship.

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