Claude Monet, The Water Lily obsession
In 1883 painter Claude Monet first rented a house in the French town of Giverny.
After purchasing the property and adjoining land, the artist transformed an existing small pond into a water garden with water lilies and a Japanese-style bridge from which he could observe the water and the flowers.
From 1899 to 1926, Monet painted more than 250 scenes devoted to the water lily theme, which became what he himself called « an obsession ».
Through a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, stateman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites you on a sensory journey starting off in Claude Monet’s garden, stopping along the way at the workshop of the artist and ending in the exhibition rooms of the Orangerie Museum. You relive a perpetual renewal of nature, to explore time and space while immersed in the Water lilies paintings.
This film is part of the VR Selection of the Institut français, which offers members of France’s overseas cultural network (the cultural services of French embassies, Instituts français and Alliances Françaises) a selection of French virtual reality contents for non-commercial use, within their venues or those of their partners.
Description : The benchmark VR format.
Platform compatibilty : Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
Technical Requirements : VR Headset, dedicated space (3m b 3m mini), compatible desktop PC, Power outlet, headphone, Internet connection
Tutorial : Contact production
User Mediation: Contact production
Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.
Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others
Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection
Tutorial : watch here
User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations