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Inside Monet, a virtual reality experience in the work of Claude Monet

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A virtual exhibition dedicated to the masterpieces of Impressionism opens in Milan – in the Sempione Park where it will be held at least until next autumn – in particular for one of its most important interpreters: Claude Monet

With the new technologies of virtual reality it is possible to completely immerse yourself – walking through the gardens of the Castello Sforzesco – in the paintings that the great French painter Monet painted some 150 years ago, “en plein air” or ” in the open air”. sky”.

A virtual and cultural journey “en plein air”

Dive into the paintings of the absolute master of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Immerse yourself in that painting “Impression, soleil levant” from which the critics of the time coined the term – with a derogatory intent – of “Impressionism”, to denote a painting that is not defined in all its details, but a simple design, just an impression” of frame. Little did they know that they were witnessing the greatest artistic and pictorial revolution of the late 19th century. Inside Monet is a new Virtual Reality Experience with a cultural twist, which combines art with the study of nature and light, taking us back to the atmosphere of those cultural ferments that characterized the vibrant Parisian artistic world of the mid-nineteenth century. A new journey through time and space to tell those who participate in the virtual tour and let those who participate in the virtual tour experience first hand the concept of “en plein air”, the pictorial method, especially of the Impressionist group painting from the outside to appreciate the subtle nuances capture generated by the light on every detail.

The Arch of Peace in Milan

The entire tour circles around the Arco della Pace, near the Cadorna stop, in an open-air “virtual museum” where visitors can physically enter Monet’s major works. To accompany the spectators on this walk, a guide who tells Monet and his story, thanks to the dramatic narration written in collaboration with Libero Stelluti. The voice of Monet, from the actor Luciano Bertoli, in the Virtual Reality scenes will instead invite the participants to carry the viewer to enter his paintings and better understand his painting, light and colors, as well as his emotions and impressions. to understand.

The applied technologies

And so it is thanks to the Pico G24K three degrees of freedom viewers, which allow you to rotate 360 ​​degrees, it is possible to admire Monet’s paintings, starting from that “Impression, soleil levant”, which was also stolen for a while and then fortunately recovered. Virtual Reality experiences are created by a team of 3D artists using 3D modeling programs such as Maya, Blender and Houdini. A virtual and real experience, “en plein air”, in the shadow of one of the most important historical monuments of Milan. A physical, playful, virtual experience that combines technology, innovation, art and painting.

Trafug’Arte, the Sky Tg24 podcast about the theft of Monet’s paintings

At the end of the virtual tour there is also a surprise related to Sky Tg24. In fact, visitors get one QR codemaking it possible to access an episode of the podcast “traffug’arte” of Sky Tg24 entirely devoted to the story of the theft of Claude Monet’s paintings.

Source: TG 24 Sky

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