Ah, Vincent van Gogh. “He has been anointed—and travestied—as the ideal of the modern artist,” writes Anthony Lane of the New Yorker. “The ancient notion of creativity as a species of divine madness is reborn, above all, in van Gogh.” It won’t be a very controversial statement to say that he might be the most beloved artist of the past two centuries, whether because of his evocative artworks or his life. “He is an unusual combination of someone whose art has an instant appeal to people and a human interest story that is astonishing,” says van Gogh expert Martin Bailey in an article for The New York Times.
Fans of the post-Impressionist artist, rejoice: From Oct. 26 to Dec. 8, Bonifacio High Street is going to house a multisensory exhibit of van Gogh’s works. Called “Van Gogh Alive,” it’s a travelling multimedia exhibit by art production company Grande Exhibitions that project his paintings onto walls, floors, and ceilings to enable viewers to become fully immersed in the artworks.
“In total, 3,000 different images flicker from 40 projectors, revolving in a half-hour suite of biographical chapters,” a review describes.
It’s a pretty nifty way to experience Vincent van Gogh’s art, especially if you don’t have the privilege to travel across the globe to see the real thing.
Featured photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art
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Writer: ZOFIYA ACOSTA