Immerse Yourself! – Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Comes to Houston in August!
Famed visionary artist Vincent Van Gogh once said, “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” And so, he did! This Dutch post-impressionist painter posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. Within a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life.
Merging state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling, and world-class animation, Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi (a 30-year pioneer in immersive content whose work was recently spotlighted in the Netflix series “Emily in Paris”) combined his talents with Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, which produced over 60,000 frames of stunning video, 90 million pixels and exceeded 500,000 cubic feet of projections. This partnership created a spectacularly breathtaking creative encounter like no other. Their collaboration, entitled, Immersive Van Gogh, vividly brings the celebrated painter’s dreams to life with unprecedented movements in his masterpieces and is being showcased in eleven U.S. cities. Beginning August 12th and continuing through October 10th, this particular experience is coming to Houston and is uniquely and safely designed for the specific venue in which it is released.
Currently, the environment in which this incredible presentation is being held has not been announced, but once the location is unveiled, it will not only serve as a backdrop for Immersive Van Gogh, but it will also become a multi-year, “next-gen” art, culture, and entertainment showcase, dubbed Lighthouse Artspace. Its aim will be to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms, engaging audiences and encouraging inspiring dialogue.
Immersive Van Gogh and Lighthouse Artspace Co-Producer Corey Ross, as well as Immersive Co-Founder and Co-Founder of Impact Museums Diana Rayzman, both said about our city, “We’re eagerly anticipating the opportunity to become part of the diverse canvas that makes this city so unique. Houston boasts one of the largest working artist communities in the country and whose support of the arts is legendary, as evidenced by the world-class Museum District, Arts District Houston, and wholly unique offerings like the Art Car Parade.”
Visitors at this exhibition will “step inside” the legendary works of Van Gogh like never before, entering his highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness through art, light, music, movement, and imagination. Featuring stunning and towering projections that illuminate the mind of the artistic genius of this post-Impressionist artist, the exhibition will feature a curated selection of images from his multi-millennium lifetime catalog of masterpieces, including The Potato Eaters (1885), Starry Night (1889), Sunflowers (1888), and The Bedroom (1889). Paintings will be presented in the way in which the artist actually first saw the scenes, based on an active life and moving landscapes turned into sharp yet sweeping brush strokes.
The hour-long strolling experience will be contactless and capacity will be limited in accordance with safety protocols in place. For more information on this must-see production, they can be reached at 844.307.4644, or visit Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Houston.
Welcome to Houston Vincent! The summer will be infinitely cooler because you’re here!