Have You Heard About Immersive Van Gogh?
“Immersive Van Gogh” has been a hot discussion among my friends, even though they are not artists. It is a digital art experience that brings some of Van Gogh’s best-known works to an astounding scale. This exhibition is produced by the team at Lighthouse Immersive who created the famed Atelier des Lumières in Paris. It came to San Francisco in March and extended to September. In a 300,000 cubic feet room with animed art works of the post-Impressionist master such as, “Starry Night”, “Sunflowers” and “The Bedroom” , projecting all around the room, the team is seeking to bring visitors into the creative mind of Van Gogh.
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who had become one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. He created about 2,100 artworks including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits. His paintings are characterised by bold colours and expressive brushwork that built the foundations of modern art. The most argumentative question about Van Gogh that had bought continuous interest is that why did Van Gogh cut his ears. Some said he cut his ears for a woman and some said it is due to Alcohol Withdrawal. Van Gogh had been plagued by mental illness for his life. In 1889-1890 he committed to stay in Saint-Paul de Mausole. During this period he had created tons of works including the “Starry Night”. He suicide at thirty-seven after years of depression and poverty.
So, is the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit San Francisco worth going?
I will say, yes. So now you don’t have to go to New York to see the “Starry Night” and go around the world to see all of the “Sunflowers”. I haven’t gone yet but I got the opinions from friends that had been there. “It was a good experience. It is a good place to spend the weekends and get some good social media photos.” It is clearly not a good place to observe art but it could be a fun experience getting yourself in the art piece. No matter what, I already got my ticket to it. The exhibition had been there for almost four months and it is still hard to get a ticket. It must have some magic.
I will tell you guys what is the magic after I have been there on Jul 19! All Posts