Pictural Opera Wisdom of Nature represented in Belgian painting
With its 6 million visitors, the national belgian pavillon was the most visited among the nationals at
EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan
Opera pictural Wisdom of Nature represented in Belgian painting
EXPO 2005 Aïchi, Japan
Temporary Exhibition, BIE World Expo
Regie der Gebouwen Ministry of Foreign Trade of Belgium
Scope of work
Scenography : François Schuiten - Alexandre Obolensky Curator : Alfons Boesmans Audiovisual & Lighting Implantation : Cando (PRG Today) Sound design : Bruno Letort
With its 6 million visitors, Tthe national belgian pavillon was the most visited among the nationals.
The pictorial opera goes along a circular gallery in the pavilion. It offers a perspective view of 110 m long by 12 m high.
A fresco of 46 m x 12 m, monumental painted canvas executed by the artist Alexander Obolensky is stretched vertically at 1.2 m in front of the fresco, a theatrical tulle is stretched which gives the work a moiré effect.
The fresco is lit by a hundred 4 fluorescent tubes RGBW
luminaires controlled in DMX512. The fluorescent tubes are placed on ground and ceiling between the painted canvas and the tulle.
Presentation in the form of a pictorial mural fresco of the history of nature as seen by Belgian artists from Van Eyck to contemporary painters. Reproduction in the form of monumental painting of Bosch’s works, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rops, Permeke, Magritte, Delvaux and others.
The fresco is a huge canvas painted by hand by the artist Alexander Obolensky. Opened during 6 months