With this new show, “Carrières de Lumières” invites you to take an extraordinary audiovisual journey through the artistic world of Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh, made possible by cutting-edge technological equipment and methods perfected by Culturespaces and its multimedia partners. This show will allow you to become totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The walls bring the works of the two painters to life. The ground too is completely covered and becomes a vast carpet of images.
The aim of this exhibition is to show the links between Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh and to analyse their very different ways of using colour. While Gauguin uses well defined areas of flat colour, Van Gogh prefers vibrant layers of paint which bring a relief effect to his paintings. The show touches on their two careers, which had a number of similarities: both started out painting landscapes in northern Europe (Brittany for Gauguin and the Netherlands for Van Gogh) before returning to the South of France, later reaching an explosion of colour inspired by the Pacific islands for Gauguin and northern France for Van Gogh.
The exhibition transports you in music to the colourful world of these two painters and submerge you in a world of images, where paintings come to life before your very eyes.