"Seasons of Cézanne, The Immersive Experience" Exhibition


Paul Cézanne, known as the "father of modern art", is well-known at home and abroad, but his works have been exhibited in China only a handful of times. The exhibition has set up 3 interactive areas to present 17 dynamic works, creating an interactive immersive viewing space and bringing Cézanne's works to the Chinese audience.

This immersive art exhibition transforms Cézanne's classic originals away from being enclosed in museum vitrines, but into visual, audible and touchable interactive media images and stereoscopic installations. The rendering of the original works by digital technology not only reshapes the traditional way of audience perception and participation in art exhibitions, but also brings the artistic treasures of a century ago into the contemporary context of rapid technological development.

"Immersive art" was first applied to the field of theater and then extended to art exhibitions, which is a new exhibition method that integrates multiple elements such as lighting, music, performance, avant-garde experimentation, 3D film, and smell installation. Powered by digital technology, the immersive exhibition hall brings together space, time, sound, and image into one field, mobilizing all the audience's senses and integrating their bodies with the field.

Paul Cézanne painted more than a hundred still lifes during his lifetime, most of which are fruits, and most of the fruits are apples. He once declared to the public: "I want to shock the whole of Paris with an apple." For Cézanne, an apple is a world. By depicting apples, he showed the capture and reproduction of static objects, which created the idea of "cubism". He is a practitioner of drawing apples in 3D.

The exhibition introduces visual effects of spatial animation to recreate Cézanne's work, so that the expression breaks away from the limited structural lines and perspective shadows on the original two-dimensional plane. The video works specially selected oil brush strokes with a high degree of restoration for dynamic interpretation, so that 17 oil paintings from the 19th century are vividly "vibrant" under the empowerment of science and technology.

Similar dynamic creativity is embodied in other video works in the exhibition hall, extending the audience's sensory experience infinitely. The audience feel as if stepping into a magical world. Here, viewing the exhibition is no longer about looking at art from afar, but about participating in it.

In the main hall, the audience is like riding a "time accelerator", through the fog of centuries of history, entering Cézanne's world. When the small body is surrounded by huge images, the audience can't help but forget where they are. In this wonderful world created by art and technology, the light and shadow flow accommodate to the changing seasons. With the support of digital technology, the still lifes and landscapes, figures and nature in different seasonal scenes are spread out in progressive structures, restoring the Provençal style of southern France in the 19th century.

The exhibition will continue to be on display until June 9.