A Quarry Of Lights In Southern France

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A Quarry Of Lights In Southern France
May 23, 2019

In the commune of Les Baux-de-Provence in southern France sits the Carrières de Lumières, or Quarries of Lights. A former limestone quarry that closed down in the 1930s, the site has been transformed into an immersive multimedia exhibit space dedicated to art and music. Projectors mounted around the quarry paint the walls, ceiling, and floors with light, bringing both still and animated images of artwork to life across the entire space. Gathered here are images from recent exhibitions, featuring artwork from van Gogh, Klimt, da Vinci, and many other artists.

1-Multimedia images of waves inspired by the artists Vincent van Gogh and Hokusai are projected inside the Carrières de Lumières in February of 2019, in Baux-De-Provence, France.

2-Visitors attend a preview of the exhibition "Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giants of the Renaissance," projected on the walls of the Carrières de Lumières site on March 5, 2015

3-The entry to the Carrières de Lumières, photographed on February 26, 2019

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4-An exhibit of the work of Vincent van Gogh inside the Carrières de Lumières, photographed on February 26, 2019

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5-A visitor walks through an audio-visual show inside the Carrières de Lumières on March 20, 2012.

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6-A look inside the quarry, without projections, on February 26, 2019 

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7-A visitor attends a preview of the exhibition "Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giants of the Renaissance," on March 5, 2015. 

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8-Part of an exhibit featuring the work of Vincent van Gogh, photographed in February of 2019 

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9-Visitors attend a preview of the exhibition "Klimt and Vienna, a Century of Gold and Colors," on March 6, 2014, in Les Baux-de-Provence. #

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10-Visitors attend a preview of the exhibition "Klimt and Vienna, a Century of Gold and Colors," on March 6, 2014, in Les Baux-de-Provence.

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11-Images from the exhibition "Klimt and Vienna, a Century of Gold and Colors" are projected on the walls of the quarry on March 25, 2014.

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12- A visitor to the Carrières de Lumières views artwork by Vincent van Gogh on February 26, 2019. 

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13- Visitors view projections of paintings by the Postimpressionist artists Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh on March 20, 2012.

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14-People look at projections of images of paintings by the French painter Marc Chagall during the exhibition "Chagall, Songes d'une nuit d'Été" ("Chagall, Summer's-Night Dreams") on March 3, 2016. 

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15-Visitors attend a preview of "Klimt and Vienna, a Century of Gold and Colors," on March 6, 2014.

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16-People view the exhibition "The Fantastic and Wonderful World of Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo" on March 3, 2017.

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17-People walk among projections of paintings at the exhibition "The Fantastic and Wonderful World of Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo" on March 3, 2017.

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18-A visitor attends a preview of the exhibition "Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giants of the Renaissance," projected on the walls of the Carrières de Lumières on March 5, 2015, in the southern French city of Les Baux-de-Provence. 

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