Have you ever imagined yourself walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The National Gallery looking at the works of Vincent Van Gogh? Have you ever wanted to see the thick brush strokes and vibrant colours up close and in person? Well, now you can. Sort of.
The Imagine Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit features over 200 of Van Gogh’s works including “Starry Night,” “Sunflowers” and “Irises.” Floor-to-ceiling screens allow the viewer to feel surrounded by art, while the projected images distort and come to life in a way that reflects the integrity of the paintings. It’s no trip to the Musée d’Orsay, but it’s a step up from looking at “Starry Night” on Google.
Imagine Van Gogh is a sensory experience where your eyes are drawn to the images around you while your ears are serenaded by the sweet sounds of Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie. The combination of images with music creates an active user experience. Each viewer will go through the exhibition and experience it differently.
One-hundred-and-thirty years after his death, Van Gogh has been transformed into a cult classic artist that draws people in all over the world. The exhibit, which opened in France in 2001, is in Edmonton for the first time at the Edmonton Expo Centre from July 6 to September 5. Tickets must be purchased online and cost between $34.99 and $63.98.