Lighthouse Immersive IMMERSIVE MONET & THE IMPRESSIONISTS Review — Transported to a Tactile Wonderland

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Greeted by towering colors and a lush musical score, we are immediately enveloped by the vibrancy of dozens of Impressionist paintings. Their energy surrounds us from every angle. Their intricacy and innovation capture the essence of their natural and human subjects. Water lilies, sailboats at sunset, and ballerinas bathe the walls, offering you an up-close look at many famous Impressionist works from a variety of vantage points.

Like the Immersive Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Shevchenko exhibitions from Lighthouse Immersive, Immersive Monet and The Impressionists showcases a bevy of famous paintings bursting forth from the confines of their canvases. By leveraging state-of-the-art projection technology, each detail is preserved in high definition.

Lighthouse Immersive's IMMERSIVE MONET AND THE IMPRESSIONISTS Brings Paintings to Life

When music and animation synchronize, it can feel as if we are swimming through these iconic 19th Century works. Many times, we are placed in the middle of the action, soaring through the painted sky in a hot air balloon or watching a city pass by from the window of a train. A painting of a stormy sea comes replete with booming thunder, flashes of lightning, and rain drops streaking down the walls.

If you, like this reviewer, have always enjoyed moving closer and further from Impressionist works on display at museums like the Art Institue of Chicago to better assess the small brushstrokes the style is famed for, this is the exhibition for you. There is much to enjoy from seeing the works of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassat through the projector lens of Lighthouse Immersive. Projected on the high walls of Lighthouse Immersive’s space, the precision of each brush stroke is illuminated with stunning clarity and color as they animate on and off the walls and floor.

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WHEN:

Thru September 25, 2022

WHERE:

Lighthouse Immersive
108 W Germania Place
Chicago, IL 60610

TICKETS:

$30+

For tickets and more information visit the Lighthouse Immersive webpage.

Photos by Patrick Hodgon

Brent Ervin-Eickhoff

About the Author: Brent Ervin-Eickhoff

Brent fell in love with storytelling as a 2nd grader, making a movie about wizards in his backyard with his mother's borrowed camcorder. Since then, he has worked on countless creative projects as a filmmaker, writer, and stage director. In all of his work, Brent's goal is to foster creative experiences that offer others a deeper understanding of the impact their choices have on the world around them.

When he isn't working on a creative project, Brent enjoys trying out new recipes, attending live concerts, and playing Ultimate Frisbee. While he wouldn't claim to be particularly athletic, competing in pick-up games where "spirit of the game" is just as important as skill is right up his alley.

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