Monet in Vienna
My name is Georg Neumann and since November 2022 I have been able to welcome and look after our wonderful guests and after a great reception team at the Austria Classic Hotel Wien as Front Office Manager.
I am pleased that I can let you take part in my excursion to "Monet´s Garden" and I would like to give you a brief overview of what is on offer in the Marx-Halle in Vienna's 3rd district "Landstraße" (directly accessible from the Praterstern station with the bus line 80a to the "Neu Marx" terminal in about 30 minutes). This immersive exhibition about the life of the painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) gives a very nice overview of the life and work of this great artist.
The first part of the exhibition reflects his life in the different sections. The interactive part starts with some of his images - when the associated QR code is scanned with the mobile phone and then moved over the image, objects appear which are superimposed on the image. The depiction of his Japanese garden, which he laid out from 1890 and constantly expanded, was also very beautiful.
In the last part of the exhibition you get to the “immersive showroom”, where I was able to completely immerse myself in Monet’s paintings. In a huge room with (pleasantly) little seating and lounger cushions, I had the feeling of being right in the middle of his work, in his world. Graphics, animations, images and videos are transferred to three-dimensional objects using a special 3D mapping projection system – I had the impression that even the ground was moving beneath me.
There is also a small area to take a break from the exhibition, where moderately priced drinks and sweets such as lemon Madeleines are available. There is also a small souvenir shop at the end of the exhibition, where you can buy puzzles, books, fabrics and pictures (prints) can be bought at reasonable prices. Altogether I had almost 2 very pleasant, impressionistic hours.