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Technology and Art In the World of Van Gogh

Technology and Art In the World of Van Gogh

Van Gogh with signature melancholic style has become a desired artist to have in a private collection for the art lovers because of the artist’s colors, techniques and the perfection of the composition. His landscapes, portraits, and naturmorts catch the eye and don’t let it go for longest time. Van Gogh dramatic new exhibit (4)
Now his great-grand nephew, Willem van Gogh is working with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to draw you into the world of the artist and create an unforgettable experience. Called “Meet Vincent van Gogh” the multi-sensory experience is not just about viewing art, but touching and smelling it too. Can you imagine: you can actually touch objects in a museum? The six-part experience takes the guests to Van Gogh’s working spaces, his time in the Netherlands, Antwerp and Paris, his home in the south of France, and a period of his illness, as well as it shows his works.
You can look at the blown up illustrations of Van Gogh’s paintings, smell the hay, lie on a bed, or even draw with his tools while a narrative guide that includes quotes from the artist and his acquaintances leads you through the exhibition.
“This experience could only really be realized now,” said Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum, “If you had done it ten years ago it would look very different. Technology gives you opportunities to do and make it much richer. It was our intention to make it appeal to all of the senses. We use extremely high quality blown up illustrations of some of the work taken very close to the brushstrokes. We have filmed on location the different places where van Gogh lived. We also used the historic footage in it, and then we have scenarios where you are walking through his life; [for example] we created a Parisian cafe scene with 3-dimensional crops, and an impression of the hospital so you get a real physical sense of the environment.”
The exhibition also was launched in Beijing and will be on view there until mid-September, then it will go to Shanghai, Macau and few other cities for a five-year tour with. Negotiations are in progress to bring this lifetime experience to America and Australia.


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