Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh is perhaps the most influential and best known of all 19th century European artists. His life was marked with crushing mental illness and poverty, but in his life he obsessively produced extraordinary works in his groundbreaking style of vivid colors and bold brushstrokes. He sold only one painting, and would never know in his lifetime how beloved his dramatic art would become.
In an effort to present his passionate capturing of the beauty of his southern French surroundings, the Carrières de Lumières, in conjunction with Culturespaces, is offering a new perspective of Van Gogh’s famous art.
In this art center, located in the south of France, visitors can actually step inside the paintings. It’s as if you are looking at the world as soulfully and as sensitively as Van Gogh himself.
The installation is part of the Atelier des Lumières, or “World of Lights,” exhibition that projects well-known works of art across the center’s exhibits spaces, including the walls and floors.
The result is an immersive journey through Van Gogh’s chaotic and riveting imagination. Many of his most important pieces are here, including Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles and The Starry Night.
Special, symphonic music accompanies you as you stroll through the emotionally arresting exhibit.
While you may have seen his some of his famous works in a visiting exhibition at your city’s fine art museum, have you seen it come alive around you? Did you hear the colors as they swirled all around? Feel his emotional instability checked only by his loving brother, Theo, and a watchful doctor?
To see the world of Van Gogh, the artist behind the tortured genius and his art in this immersive experience would be well worth the trip to Provence. Exhibition runs through January 5, 2020.