Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession- The Virtual Experience


Musée de l’Orangerie’s first virtual reality (VR) experience has recently just opened. This is the first immersive project in VR since the creation of a digital department.  The Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie in conjuction with the Monet- Clemeanceau collection are presenting a 360 degree VR experience. The VR experience will be looking at Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession.

Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession- The Virtual Experience

About Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession

There’s a story behind Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obession. In 1883, Claude Monet rented a house in the French town of Giverny. He then transformed an existing pond at the house into a water garden. The water garden contained water lilies and had a Japanese-style bridge. He began to observe the landscape and became inspired by the flowers and landscape. Between the years 1899 to 1926, Claude Monet painted more than 250 scenes devoted to the water lily landscape. This is how all the works in his water lily collection was created, he also acknowledged the obsession himself.

Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession- The Virtual Experience

About Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession Virtual Reality Experience

 The virtual reality experience will be presented at the Musée de l’Orangerie from the 14th of November 2018 to 11th of March 2019. This VR experience was chosen by HTC as part of the Vive Arts programme. The programme aims to assist the world’s leading Museums in developing high quality immersive experiences.

Guests at Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession will be offered the opportunity to experience where his work was produced. The experience will grant them with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the process of painting the wonderful collection. Attendees will be offered a wonderful digital studio experience, where they will be transported to Claude Monet’s famous Garden.

They will be taken on a tour through Claude Monet’s studio in the home he lived in during the last 30 years of his life. Attendees will be given a virtual ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at Claude Monet’s live and work.  Each exhibit that showcases one of Monet’s water lilies will also feature a narrative from his diaries. The virtual reality experience will offer attendees the opportunity to experience and interact with the source of the artist’s inspiration while also letting them experience the art.


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