French painter Claude Monet, known as the Father of Impressionism in the art world, is considered one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. His work, which is distinctive in its loose brushwork, often depicted the interplay of light and colors in nature. To facilitate an experience of his unique work, Rhode Island Center is hosting a 360º digital art exhibition run by Fever and Exhibition Hub.

In this exhibition, visitors will be able to experience Claude Monet’s work animated 360 degrees around them and even under their feet!  With the help of digital recreations of more than 300 paintings and sketches by the artist, a VR experience of Monet’s life, a reconstruction of  telier at Giverny (featured in his iconic painting of water lilies), the 90 min long exhibition offers an immersive look into Monet’s life and career.  The exhibition also had showings internationally in London,  Barcelona, Brussels and Turin. 

He is known as the Father of Impressionist movement due to his painting “Impression, Sunrise“, which drew a lot of eyeballs in his 1874 exhibition.  The term “Impressionism” came from the title of this painting, which critics used to pan the style of painting, but was later adopted to describe movement. Impressionism is characterized by its candid or unusual angle compositions, thin but visible brush strokes, with emphasis on capturing the play of light. The painters, like Monet, often painted en plein air (painting outdoors) as opposed to a studio. Suffice to say, Monet’s influence and legacy lasted beyond his lifetime.

Credit: Monet: the immersive experience Facebook page

The digital exhibition is going to start from February 16th and will run until October in Washington DC.  Open Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 10 AM– 6:30 PM, Wednesdays, 10 – 3, and Fridays and Saturdays,  10 – 7:30. Get your tickets here. 

Featured Image: Monet: The Immersive Experience Facebook page