I was officially introduced to Van Gogh during an elementary art class. As a group, my class ooh’d and ahh’d at The Starry Night. The colours were vibrant, and the sky seemed to move. It was beautiful but back then, I was partial to Degas. It wasn’t until 2010 that I started to seriously look at Van Gogh’s work.
He appeared in a Doctor Who episode, where he was shown how famous he becomes after his death (the episode is a real emotional roller-coaster). A couple of years ago, I got to see Van Gogh’s art in person. I remember walking through the National Art Gallery in London, awestruck at the brush work, the colour. Every painting in the exhibit featured something yellow: the sunflowers, the crabs, a cat. His paintings made me feel so happy, energized. I left the exhibit in a dreamy haze.
Edmonton now has the opportunity to walk inside Van Gogh’s paintings in Imagine Van Gogh, the exhibition created by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, who previously collaborated on similar artworks in France. Opening this spring, the exhibition consists of 200 immersive projections of Van Gogh’s paintings in which you can get lost. Register now for the pre-sale and be the first to know when tickets go on sale.
This is one exhibition you don’t want to miss out on.