"Monet and his fellow Impressionists are no longer regarded as creators of scandalous art, but as legends whose works have evolved into world-famous icons to be seen everywhere: in art museums and as reproductions on posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and calendars. One could rightly claim that Monet and the Impressionist imagery, generally, have become devalued. (...) They are, as the exhibition title states, 'Lost in Translation'."
My contribution to the exhibition
I contributed to the first of three galleries. In the first gallery of Monet – Lost in Translation, visitors will experience how the Impressionists travelled by steam train and steamship in order to experience the world afresh.
I did the graphics on the screens in the steam train.
The graphics moving across the screens, consists of nearly forty cropped horizons from the impressionistic paintings. All of these expanded and merged into one very wide impressionistic painting. The movement of these, across the 2x3 screens, gives the illusion of travelling in a train through a landscape seen with the eyes of Monet and his fellow impressionists.
The steam train leads the visitor to the salons, where the paintings are exhibited.