What comes to your mind when you usually think about visiting a painting exhibition? Well maybe some fun, but a lot of walking, tiredness, lots of people, long waiting times before getting a chance to look into the eyes of the major masterpieces – forget it! I think it is nice that the modern technologies are everywhere and even the classical art becomes not-so-classical. This is exactly the case when you are in Lumiere Hall – former the biggest gas-holder in the world used for gas storage in the 19th century for the numerous street lamps of St.Petersburg. Nowadays it is a cultural space with the “live paintings” exhibition.
There are currently an exhibitions called “live paintings” : Monet + Malevitch. There are a lot of lounger bags on the floor for the art lovers. The music is on and the magic begins. All the paintings appear on the screen, the characters and subjects painted are moving and the art is really alive. The building was built as a round tower so the screen is almost 360° and provide for incredible impression. I had been watching the show for 2 hours and they felt like 5 minutes.
So go there if you love paintings, go there if you don’t – it’s surely worth trying!