Seminal pieces by Klimt and Van Gogh have been given digital updates for this Paris gallery, which projects art across gallery walls in immersive multisensory experiences

Museums like the Louvre and NYC's Met are famously known for their extensive artwork collections, featuring centuries of luminaries. Though most noteworthy works of art are viewed from a distance, now art aficionados can become a part of the painting of greats like Klimt and Van Gogh at Paris' Atelier des Lumières, a playful title that references both the space's work with light as well as its featuring of artistic luminaries.

The Atelier des Lumières is the first digital art center to light up Paris. Located in a 19th-century smelting plant Chemin-Vert foundry, visitors are transported into classic pieces of art through an immersive, multisensory experience that works with visual and audio elements. Emerging out of wide-spaces and high ceilings are animated projections covering the walls and ceilings, so visitors imagine they are walking into a work of art. The movement is designed through the animation of thousands of still images placed together in time to music.

The art center is lit up with three projections rotating every twenty minutes, and is changed every three months. It's more proof that the lines between art, technology and experiential retail are blurring, creating experiences that make consumers want to leave their homes to see in person. To be immersed in the projections, visitors can purchase tickets online.

Atelier des Lumières


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Museums like the Louvre and NYC's Met are famously known for their extensive artwork collections, featuring centuries of luminaries. Though most noteworthy works of art are viewed from a distance, now art aficionados can become a part of the painting of greats like Klimt and Van Gogh at Paris' Atelier des Lumières, a playful title that references both the space's work with light as well as its featuring of artistic luminaries.

The Atelier des Lumières is the first digital art center to light up Paris. Located in a 19th-century smelting plant Chemin-Vert foundry, visitors are transported into classic pieces of art through an immersive, multisensory experience that works with visual and audio elements. Emerging out of wide-spaces and high ceilings are animated projections covering the walls and ceilings, so visitors imagine they are walking into a work of art. The movement is designed through the animation of thousands of still images placed together in time to music.