Salt Lake City art exhibits immerse you in the paintings
SALT LAKE CITY – Two exhibits that recently opened in downtown Salt Lake City celebrate the works of some of the world’s greatest artists – in a very different way. They literally take customers into the new trend of immersive art.
It’s not like entering a museum, it’s like entering art.
The works of Vincent Van Gogh cover the walls, the ceiling, the floor of Atmosphere Studios.
I spoke with Fanny Curtat who is part of the creative team based in Montreal. She is an art historian.
I told him that as a child I imagined going into painting, probably that many others imagined the same thing. I asked myself why is it important for us to think about situating ourselves in art.
“By having the opportunity to step into it, you kind of reconnect with that inner child,” Curtat said. “You can’t beat the magic of an original but there’s something to be said for the fantasy and just the dreamlike opportunity to be able to step into that world and be able to follow the colors and be able to follow the brush strokes.
Imagining what the artist was thinking while painting, she says, also takes us beyond what most people remember of Van Gogh, the cutting off of ears, poverty, the struggle with mental health.
His art speaks of something else. “The lasting lesson he gave us in finding joy in the world and focusing on its beauty.”
Jeremy and Desirae Andrews visited the exhibit. It was his birthday present for her.
Desirae loves Van Gogh’s art and loved the feeling of walking the streets of his paintings. They both appreciated the multimedia aspect of it. There is movement in every piece of art and music to accompany the different pieces.
“The artists who put this together did a fantastic job, I mean, it’s just amazing!” Jeremy agreed “Yes, they were very passionate about Van Gogh and it shows in this project they did.”
I’ve never been to Giverny, Claude Monet’s place of inspiration, so another immersive art experience at the Leonardo was a highlight for me.
Mia McCain is the Marketing Director. “It’s not just art on a screen, static, not moving, there are actually animated elements. So you walk in and you see, as I imagine that’s how the artists envisioned their work.
This exhibition transports patrons from the Impressionists to Post-Impressionism to Symbolism, then to Fauvism and Cubism to Surrealism, then to the works of Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter, nicknamed the pioneer of abstract art.
Mia McCain explained, “You’re going to get context about the artists featured, but also about the art movements they were part of.”
Chad said he heard about the Leonardo exhibit through Instagram, “I thought it was a cool new way to see art.” He told us that his children were still inside, experimenting with art and loving it.
Debra told us that her partner found out about the exhibit and invited her to go. “Going in was just fantastic, immersive. »
The artist Edgar Degas said: “Art is not what you see (the artist) but what you make others see”.
Both ‘Beyond Van Gogh: the immersive experience‘ and ‘From Monet to Kandinsky‘ will be open to visitors until the end of December.