Exhibition In Nice: Discover The Greatest Works Of Art In Playmobil Version

Do you want to introduce your children to the greatest masterpieces of art history in a fun way? Take them to visit the exhibition The Imaginary Playmobil Museum in Old Nice! The most famous paintings, from the Mona Lisa to Guernica and The Raft of the Medusa, are reproduced with the help of the famous little figurines. The result is amazing, amusing and instructive at the same time.

An artistic and playful project

The exhibition The Imaginary Playmobil Museum, to be discovered at the departmental Micro-Folie in Old Nice, is straight out of the imagination of Richard Unglik, a French photographer and filmmaker who has kept his childlike soul.

This project at the crossroads of art history and the world of Playmobil was born when this artist with a passion for art and history had fun recomposing the famous painting The Raft of the Medusa by Géricault with the famous plastic characters.

The artist quickly saw the potential of this project and embarked on a series of meticulously crafted reconstructions.

A starting point of knowledge

The imaginary Playmobil Museum presents a series of 14 reconstructions created with bluffing accuracy by Richard Unglik.

The paintings that are recreated here with small plastic toys are masterpieces that have marked the history of art from the Italian Renaissance to the French 19th century. Come rediscover Andy Warhol's Marilyn and Vermeer's Milkmaid as you've never seen them before!

Behind its fun and childlike appearance, this project aims to be 'the starting point of knowledge', as the informative panel placed at the entrance of the exhibition states.

A journey mixing art and digital

This amazing imaginary Playmobil museum is to be discovered at the Micro-Folie des Alpes-Maritimes. This cultural venue, which opened its doors in Old Nice in May 2021, is a digital museum of 300 m² where innovation is put at the service of cultural dissemination.

The venue is managed by the Alpes-Maritimes department in partnership with La Villette Paris and offers events at the crossroads of culture and digital.

In this exhibition, touch tablets are made available to the public to display the original paintings and show details or additional documents about them.

This tour even offers visitors the opportunity to use virtual reality headsets that allow them to come face to face with Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa! These new technologies, as well as the use of Playmobil toys, are a good way to interest visitors of all ages in art history.

Also, while Richard Unglik's work may not seem digital at first glance, it is very much so! From the models thought up and made by the artist, an enormous amount of digital work is required to add scenery and position the characters in minute detail. The artist leaves nothing to chance in order to reproduce these masterpieces of past centuries as faithfully as possible.

Practical information

Richard Unglik's The Imaginary Playmobil Museum exhibition is on display at the Departmental Micro-Folie until September 30, 2022.

Departmental Micro Folie
26, rue Saint-François de Paule
06300 NICE

Tel : 04 89 04 56 90

Open from Tuesday to Saturday : from 10 am to 6 pm

Free admission

Author: Audrey
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