Having travelled the world from Rome to Singapore via Berlin and more before touching down in Australia, visitors have raved about the sweeping, soaring beauty of works like ‘Wheatfield with Crows’, ‘Vase with Twelve Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night over the Rhone’ digitally projected at unimaginable scales. With a combined surface area of more than 30 IMAX screens, the paintings ripple across them like light dappled on the surface of water.
Making the magic of art come alive for all ages, the Van Gogh Alive experience uncovers new angles and amazes afresh. And you can also check out the painstaking process behind the masterpieces thanks to accompanying photograph and video exhibits and interactive installations.
Emma Triggs, founder of M-Live, the brains behind Van Gogh Alive, says it’s been emotional for the crowds who’ve swept into the socially distanced show. “We’ve had people leave in tears because they’re so moved by the experience. It’s been such a traumatic year and people turn to the arts in tough times, but there have been no major events to enjoy. Sydneysiders and regional visitors have welcomed the chance to get out and enjoy art .”