Jardins d'Été by Quayola pays homage to the tradition of french impressionism and the late works of Claude Monet.The second iteration of this series of artworks investigates the ways in which nature is observed, studied and synthesized, becoming a point of departure towards abstraction.
Quayola recreated similar conditions to the classical impressionist landscape paintings, however he engaged with an extensive technological apparatus to capture the sensitive nuances of reality beyond our senses. Here natural landscapes are observed and analysed through the eye of the machine, and re-purposed through new modes of visual synthesis.
Jardins d'Été consists of a series of 4K resolution digital video paintings inspired by the gardens of Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire. A wide range of floral compositions manipulated by high winds are filmed at night in ultra-high definition. Quayola edits the acquired videos with complex computational analysis of motion, composition and colour schemes which become the foundation for the creation of new algorithmic paintings.
a project by Quayola
Software Programming: Nikolay Matviev, Sebastiano Barbieri, David Li
Sound Design: Simone Lalli
Sound Recordings: Gabriele Fasano
Project Assistant: Andrea Santicchia
Shoot Producer: Giles Johnson
Cinematography: James Medcraft
Camera Assistant: Tom Reid
DIT: Quentin Brown
Grading: Pablo Garcia - SONY Pinewood Studios
Project sponsored by IQOS
With the additional support of Chateau du Chaumont-sur-Loire