The Potato Eaters
The Potato Eaters. © Wikipedia, Public Domain

Seen in Paris by over 2 million visitors, the immersive Van Gogh exhibit will make its West Coast premiere at a secret location in Los Angeles on May 27th. Experience art like never before…

Spanning 300,000 cubic feet and using the awesome power of immersive digital technology to present high-resolution reproductions of Van Gogh’s finest masterpieces on a colossal scale, this exhibit allows visitors to experience Van Gogh in a new and unforgettable way. Upon entering an immense darkened space, you’re engulfed in a moving light show that retraces the intense life of the artist, who during the last 10 years of his life painted more than 2000 pictures.

Through the gliding 360-degree experience projected onto the walls, ceilings and floors of the venue, and set to music via cinema-quality surround sound, visitors will feel the sensation of stepping inside the paintings of Van Gogh. The exhibit was designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi with soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, the same team that pioneered the original production at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris.

Starry Night.
Starry Night. Wikipedia, Public Domain

The installation includes Van Gogh’s numerous works, which radically evolved over the years, from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings. Featuring The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1888), Starry Night (1889), and Bedroom at Arles (1889), the exhibition focuses on the Dutch painter’s expressive and powerful brushstrokes, illuminated by the bold colours of his incredibly vibrant style, “evoking his highly creative, chaotic and poetic inner world and highlighting the constant interplay of light and shade.”

Visitors are transported into Van Gogh’s journey as they rediscover the various stages of his life including his sojourns in Neunen, Arles, Paris, St.-Remy-de-Provence, and Auvers-sur-Oise.

Bedroom in Arles
Bedroom in Arles. © Wikipedia, Public Domain

Van Gogh was more than a great artist. He created a new way for the public to see and experience a unique method of applying paint on the canvas. The immersive Van Gogh Los Angeles exhibit brings his paintings to life in a visually spectacular and unique way that art lovers have never experienced before.

DETAILS

The secret location will be announced before the exhibit opens, and ticket holders will receive an email with the venue name and location once it is made public.

Atelier des Lumières.
Atelier des Lumières. © Culturespaces

Strictly observing Covid-19 protocol, face masks, temperature checks and social distancing are required. Organizers are providing touchless methods for taking tickets and incorporating social distancing markers projected throughout the entire exhibition gallery space.

Tickets and information are available online at www.vangoghla.com

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Barbara Gerber
A native of Los Angeles, Barbara is the France Today Ambassador for L.A. She graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Political Science, and also received her JD degree from UCLA School of Law. While at UCLA, she spent her junior year in Grenoble, France. From that time on, she has been an avid and passionate Francophile. She has visited almost every region in France, and still pursues French language courses in Los Angeles. She has an apartment in Paris and continues to visit France every year.

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