Once again, the sound and light show at the Carrieres des Lumieres in Les Baux-de-Provence is amazing. My only regret was that it only lasts 30 minutes. We always talk about the amazing images but the music is also wonderful.
The team of Gianfranco IANNUZZI, Renato GATTO and Massimiliano SICCARDI did a wonderful job putting this event together. I am giving you the information as it appears on the website, since I know very little about this artist or this period.
“The show “Klimt and Vienna, a century of gold and colours” takes you on a journey through 100 years of Viennese painting to the heart of the bright, colourful works of Gustav Klimt, his contemporaries and the artists he inspired.
Gustav Klimt was one of the great decorative painters who worked on the majestic monuments of the Ringstrasse in imperial Vienna at the end of the 19th century. At the dawn of the new century, he led the Viennese Secession. Gold and the decorative motifs which are characteristic of Klimt’s works, the most famous of which is “The Kiss”, will remain a symbol of this artistic revolution. This show presents the distinctive works which made Klimt a success: his golden period, his portraits and his landscapes.
The walls of the quarry also welcome works by Viennese artists like Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) who were influenced by Klimt’s work. Driven by the artistic effervescence characteristic of the end of the 19th century, Schiele represented landscapes and the human body in a new way. A few decades later, Hundertwasser embodied an artistic revival strongly influenced by the revolution which Klimt had started. His painting and his architecture, anchored in the full respect of nature and man, reflect the source of life and the elements.
This new show at the Carrières de Lumières offers an original perspective on Klimt and his successors through portraits, landscapes, nudes, colours and gilding which revolutionised Viennese painting in the 20th century.”
The photos are mine and I wanted to show the space and the people who were in the quarry when I visited this past week. For good reason, visitors are not allowed to use flash when they take photos. Mine are taken with the existing ambient light. If you are going to be in Southern France, you must make a stop in Les Baux. This show will run every day until January 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Next year’s Event March 6 2015 – January 3 2016
I am really excited about the subject for 2015. The Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphaël. The show will start in Milan, then travel to Florence, Venise and finally Rome. (The following image comes from the website.)