Vincent van Gogh famously only sold a few paintings before committing suicide. Yet, looking at his paintings, it is easy to be filled with delight; to lose yourself in their brilliant colours and swirls, to see yourself as part of an ever-changing environment, where the light radiates through the night sky, vineyards, and sunflowers, illuminating everything.
The 19th-century artist was not well-liked during his lifetime, but his dazzling works—he completed over 2,000 have been converted into immersive exhibits that encourage art fans to stroll into areas projected with his paintings and mix with the stunning sights. Van Gogh 360° is one such exhibition that will open in Mumbai in January 2023, and ticket sales have just begun.
Over 300 of van Gogh’s works will be on display in this first-of-its-kind exhibition in India. The Post-Impressionist painter’s powerful brushstrokes and vibrant colors will be brought to life via floor-to-ceiling projections.
Until the show gets to town, you can peruse the crop of beds for rent all over the world that has been decorated to make you feel like you’re sleeping in a Van Gogh painting. Dates, venues and ticket prices have yet to be confirmed.
“Immersive Van Gogh” was created by European visual artist Massimiliano Siccardi, with music by Luca Longobardi. The single gallery area that will be used for “Immersive Van Gogh Madison” can accommodate up to 200 people.
The venue will also have related installations by Broadway’s “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” designer David Korins, as well as additional scenic components by scenic designer Randy Wong-Westbrooke.
Visitors can sit or stand for the sensory-filled experience, which features clouds blowing and sunflowers flexing in enormous video projections on a 35-minute loop, however, Ross prefers to be on his feet so he can quickly “spin around” to take in the moving pictures.
He chose the old DSW shoe warehouse building at 1651 Deming Way in Middleton since the show requires a short-term lease as well as 500,000 cubic feet of the projection area and ceilings at least 20 feet high.
Along with the near-mythology that has grown up around his life, Van Gogh’s work is fascinating in part because of his depiction of everyday life, according to Shaw, whose first job out of college was as a curatorial assistant at the Madison Arts Center, the forerunner to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.