Discover a century of spanish painting!

From 2 March 2018 to 6 January 2019, digitised masterpieces by Picasso, Goya, and Sorolla will create a dialogue to the sound of music on the immense limestone surfaces of the Carrières. A veritable invitation to go on a journey of discovery, this original multimedia show retraces a century of Spanish painting, providing visitors with an intense artistic experience.

The immersive exhibition, which focuses on Spain, brings together works by the great masters of modern Spanish painting. The first part of the show highlights portraits and scenes of daily life painted by Goya, Rusiñol, Zuloaga, and Sorolla. The second part focuses on Picasso, who was unquestionably one of the most influential great masters in twentieth-century art, and provides viewers with a panorama of his incredibly rich and creative oeuvre.

From the royal court to Goya’s rustic scenes, Rusiñol’s enchanting gardens, Zuloaga’s portraits, and Sorolla’s luminous beach scenes, visitors are invited to go on a journey of discovery and then immerse themselves in the rich and captivating pictorial world of Picasso and his masterpiece. The distinctive forms of the Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), the soothing pink and blue of The Pipes of Pan (1923), the menacing potency of Guernica (1937), and the Mediterranean shores of The Joy of Life (1946) take the viewers into the heart of the artist’s creative genius.

Designed as a journey of discovery of Iberian art in the twentieth century, the digital and immersive exhibition ‘Picasso and the Spanish masters’ presents thousands of moving images of digitised works, which are brought to life via the cutting edge AMIEX® technical equipment. Hence, the white limestone walls are transformed into masterpieces lit up by around a hundred projectors. The visitors are invited to stroll around freely in the monumental spaces of the Carrières in order to discover in their own time the dynamic projections around them. A vibrant selection of music will help enrich the emotional experience of the visitor, who will discover the masterpieces from the unique perspective of a global experience of dematerialised art.

Production team

Bruno Monnier
CEO
Augustin de Cointet de Filain
Director of the Carrières de Lumières
Sébastien Chapuis
Audiovisual and technical manager
Livia Lérès
Iconographer



Creation team

Gianfranco Iannuzzi
Artistic director
Renato Gatto
Director
Massimiliano Siccardi
Director and videomaker
Luca Longobardi
Composer