Get up close with Van Gogh at new exhibit
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This article was published 28/08/2020 (1008 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A trip to Europe might be out of the question for the rest of the year, but a touring exhibit from Quebec City making its way to the RBC Convention Centre will bring a touch of the European museum experience to Winnipeg.
Imagine Van Gogh, opening Sept. 17, was created by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, and uses more than 200 of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s works to create an immersive experience that positions technology at the service of art via enormous multi-projections of the paintings that amplify the detail, colour and brushstrokes involved in each work.
Through the concept of “Image Totale” — a concept that turns passive viewer into active spectator through the unguided immersion within sound and images — works are projected on 3D shapes, bringing viewers up close with Van Gogh’s work from angles that have never been seen before.
The artwork on display was selected from Van Gogh’s Arles period (1888/1889) to his death in 1890 and include iconic paintings such as Sunflowers and The Starry Night, as well as his Self-Portraits.
The exhibit is accompanied by a soundtrack curated to add emotional depth to the artwork on display, with music from composers such as Mozart, Bach, Satie, Delibes and Saint-Saëns.
Imagine Van Gogh opens in Winnipeg at the RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave) on Sept. 17. To register to be notified about when tickets go on sale or for more information visit imagine-vangogh.ca.
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Frances Koncan (she/her) is a writer, theatre director, and failed musician of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent. Originally from Couchiching First Nation, she is now based in Treaty 1 Territory right here in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Updated on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:02 AM CDT: Corrects dates of Van Gogh's Arles period and of his death