Immersive Van Gogh uses projection to fill pieces with art and also people. But not too crowded, because of the stuff.
Some of the world’s most famous paintings by artist Vincent van Gogh arrive in Denver. Well, sort of. Although the actual “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” are not here in their original form, they will be adapted into an immersive experience that visitors can walk through. Use the projection to fill the spaces from the ceiling to the floor, Immersive Van Gogh offers a different way of seeing and appreciating his post-impressionist works. The van Gogh-themed installation is scheduled to open in Denver on September 30.
On its website, Immersive Van Gogh said it would offer van Gogh’s works in animated form projected onto 500,000 square feet of space, giving visitors the chance to see details up close and all around them. Photos in the exhibit show that the installation has built-in social distancing precautions, placing circles on the floor intended for guests to spread out in the cavernous spaces housing the projections. The show will also feature music by Luca Longobardi. And of course there will be a gift shop to buy all your Van Gogh related trinkets and souvenirs.
While no official location or end date has yet been announced, potential visitors can register on the Immersive Van Gogh website for future information. Public tickets will go on sale here March 27. If you can’t wait until fall for your next art trip, the Denver Art Museum offers a number of 19th century works on display, including van Gogh’s “Edge of Wheat Field with Poppies”, now open.