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"Claude Monet: Master of Colours and Lights"

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Light, colours, music and movement - since 8 February 2024, Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig has been showing the new exhibition "Claude Monet: Master of Colors and Lights". Monet's art is reinterpreted in a playful, creative way in immersive multimedia shows, installations and rooms on the old factory site. Visitors can immerse themselves in another world for 90 minutes and forget the grey winter days.

The show begins with a short introduction to Monet's life and work. Claude Monet began painting Impressionist pictures at the end of the 1860s. His work "Impression, Sunrise" - a harbour view of Le Havre - gave the Impressionist movement its name. Impressionists left their studios, painted in nature and tried to capture moments there. In the next room of the Kunstkraftwerk, the 40-minute performance follows, in which multimedia artist Stefano Fake (The FAKE Factory) has processed more than 300 paintings and sketches by Monet into 17 different scenes. 24 projectors show the impressive art on the walls and floor throughout the room. This gives visitors access to Monet's most important works, his play of light and colour and important scenes from his life - Paris, the boulevard, the theatre, Rouen Cathedral and the garden at Gyverny - in a completely new and up-close way. The impressions, works and scenes are accompanied by different musical genres with sound.

In the Kesselhalle, the impressive animation show by DeReal Studio "Monet Dreamscapes" follows, in which Monet's classic art is taken to the extreme digitally through a play of light and colour. As if in a small visual frenzy, one of his paintings is digitally projected and broken down pixel by pixel. The Impressionists' idea of capturing light and colour thus becomes a visual flow of animation and music. In the basement of the Kunstkraftwerk, visitors can then view installations in several rooms that are inspired by Monet and utilise many aspects or examples of his work for their own artistic expressions. In addition to the popular selfie spots, there is also an installation inspired by the street artist Banksy. He recreated Monet's famous work "Le Bassin aux Nymphéas" with rubbish and shopping trolleys. This exact scene has now been recreated. Those interested in art can walk through the installation, including the bridge and shopping trolley, for themselves.

As the opening times can change dynamically depending on demand and performances sometimes take place after 6 pm, we recommend booking via the Kunstkraftwerk website. Some time slots will be booked up quickly, especially at weekends. The exhibition can be seen until June 2024.

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"Claude Monet: Master of Colours and Lights"
Saalfelderstraße 8
04179 Leipzig

Phone: 0341 49291500

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