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Paris Museum Lets You Stand Inside Your Favorite Paintings

A new immersive art experience brings viewers up close and personal with Klimt and Hundertwasser.

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Within the city walls of Paris hangs some of the most celebrated and revered works of art the world has ever seen. But now some of those stunning tableaus are actually being projected onto the walls themselves. Open to the public in mid-April, the Atelier des Lumières (Studio of Lights) is a new kind of museum that's redefining the meaning of immersive art.

Dedicated solely to immersive art exhibitions, this new museum pairs 120 video projectors with original music to bring attendees up close with some of the most famous paintings in history. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Dedicated solely to immersive art exhibitions, this new museum pairs 120 video projectors with original music to bring attendees up close with some of the most famous paintings in history. &quot;Portrait of Maria Munk,&quot; 1918 and &quot;Portrait Of Friederike Maria Beer,&quot; 1916 by Gustav Klimt Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images "Portrait of Maria Munk," 1918 and "Portrait Of Friederike Maria Beer," 1916 by Gustav Klimt Imagined by the creative team at <a href="http://www.culturespaces.com/en/home"target="_blank">Culturespaces</a>, the museum&#39;s inaugural exhibition pays tribute to Vienna-born artists Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images Imagined by the creative team at Culturespaces, the museum's inaugural exhibition pays tribute to Vienna-born artists Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 19th-century artist (and <a href="https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/tributes/gustav-klimt-at-100-painter-photographer-dress-maker/"target="_blank">dress maker</a>) Gustav Klimt was one of the greatest decorative painters of his time. At the Atelier des Lumières, viewers can get lost in the golden light of Klimt&#39;s most famous portraits and landscapes, like &quot;The Kiss&quot; and &quot;Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.&quot; FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images 19th-century artist (and dress maker) Gustav Klimt was one of the greatest decorative painters of his time. At the Atelier des Lumières, viewers can get lost in the golden light of Klimt's most famous portraits and landscapes, like "The Kiss" and "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." &quot;Adele Bloch-Bauer II,&quot; 1912 by Gustav Klimt "Adele Bloch-Bauer II," 1912 by Gustav Klimt &quot;Pallas Athena,&quot; 1898 by Gustav Klimt Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images "Pallas Athena," 1898 by Gustav Klimt &quot;The Kiss,&quot; 1907-08 by Gustav Klimt FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images "The Kiss," 1907-08 by Gustav Klimt Finding his artistic voice a few decades after Klimt, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was another Austrian artist who favored odd shapes and often abandoned reality in his paintings. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images Finding his artistic voice a few decades after Klimt, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was another Austrian artist who favored odd shapes and often abandoned reality in his paintings. Through bright displays of color tied together with a carefully-curated soundtrack, the museum aims to provide a visual link between the two artists in hopes of reintroducing their timeless works to a new audience. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images Through bright displays of color tied together with a carefully-curated soundtrack, the museum aims to provide a visual link between the two artists in hopes of reintroducing their timeless works to a new audience. &quot;Lady With Fan,&quot; 1918 by Gustav Klimt Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images "Lady With Fan," 1918 by Gustav Klimt And with views like this, even the most jaded of art lovers will have to take a step back and say &quot;wow.&quot; Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images And with views like this, even the most jaded of art lovers will have to take a step back and say "wow."
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