Old masters, new technology

Art March 14, 2019 01:00

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Art lovers can immerse themselves in Monet, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Da Vinci and Michelangelo in two multimedia exhibitions opening next month at River City Bangkok.



Running from April 26 to July 31, the first show “From Monet to Kandinsky” will bring together some of the most respected artists in Western art history. Considered as the masters of modernism, selected works are displayed in the 1,200-square-metre RCB Galleria in the Contemporary Art Space on the second floor of River City Bangkok. The latest digital technology in projection and surround sound will transport visitors on a journey of discovery. 

 

See the works of modernist masters Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gaugin, Henri Rousseau, Henri ToulouseLautrec, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Piet Mondrian, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre August Renoir, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Edward Munch, Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky. Each of these artists rejected the styles of the past; embracing instead innovation and experimentation in form, materials and techniques in order to capture the tremendous upheavals of their time. 

The sequel exhibition “Italian Renaissance” in August will present the works of three Italian masters of the Renaissance; Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.

 

The exhibitions were developed by Artplay Media, an international company with expertise in modern multimedia formats. The technology used in their exhibitions includes multichannel animation graphics, state-of-the-art projectors, huge screens and surround sound. The exhibitions have received critical acclaim in Russia, Europe, Australia and North America.

Multiple activities will be staged over the 26-week exhibition including workshops, talks, as well as dance and musical performances to entertain and educate visitors. This new way of presenting the work of masters helps provide a deeper understanding of art and creativity. A programme of talks by local and international scholars and experts will provide insights into the works and artists.

For details, visit www.RiverCityBangkok.com.