Think Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" and Alphonse Mucha's "Champagne Ruinart."
Something Nouveau will celebrate the works of three prolific artists of Art Nouveau: Gustav Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter best known for his golden masterpiece "The Kiss;" Alphonse Mucha, the Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist behind some of the movement's most recognizable and highly-stylized theatrical posters and adverts; and Aubrey Beardsley, the British illustrator and author known for his Japanese-influenced black ink drawings, which explore decadent, grotesque and erotic themes.
The exhibition will feature over 500 projections of beautiful masterpieces on large screens, which will be placed at different angles in a multimedia room. Taking cues from Rococo curves, Celtic graphic motifs and Japanese woodblocks, the highly intricate works abstract the curves of plants and nature motifs into sensual, elegant and emotionally charged paintings.
The showcase is created and designed by Vision Multimedia Projects, the European company responsible for River City's previous multimedia exhibitions, as well as various showcases in Germany, Russia and Saudi Arabia (2014-2019). Visitors can expect to be immersed in a combination of Dolby surround sound, HD projectors, graphics and music, which will come together to bring Mucha's "Champagne Ruinart," Klimt’s “The Kiss” and "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" and Beardsley’s “The Peacock Skirt” to life.
The exhibition will take place at MODA, Museum of Modern Art, on the second floor of River City Bangkok, with early-bird tickets now available for purchase at B300 until Jan 14 via Zipevent. Regular tickets will then go on sale from Jan 15-Apr 16 for B350.
MODA (Museum of Modern Art), 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Open Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-9pm. For more information visit River City's Facebook page