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VAN GOGH ALIVE

Believe the hype! Van Gogh Alive lays claim to being the most-visited multi-sensory experience in the world.

Check out our guide before you transport yourself into the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh.

WHAT IS VAN GOGH ALIVE?

The Post-Impressionist’s masterpieces have been brought to life in a living gallery using light, sound and aroma, immersing viewers in some of the world’s most famous artworks. Van Gogh’s artworks are projected onto giant screens, walls and even floors, paired with quotes from the artist and scored by classical music.

WHICH WORKS ARE ON DISPLAY?

The exhibition includes a selection of Van Gogh’s masterpieces and follows a visual journey of the tortured genius’ life, including his most famous work The Starry Night. There’s also a life-sized version of Van Gogh’s Bedroom and a mirrored sunflower room featuring hundreds of sunflowers.

WHO WAS VAN GOGH?

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who lived from 1853 – 1890. He was not commercially successful during his lifetime but since his death has become one of the most influential figures in Western art. Van Gogh created about 2,100 artworks in his life.

DID VAN GOGH REALLY CUT OFF HIS EAR?

Short answer: yes. Van Gogh famously experienced psychotic delusions and apparently after an altercation with French contemporary Paul Gauguin in 1888, he severed his left ear with a razor blade.

VAN GOGH ALIVE plays Northshore Brisbane 257 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton from 29 Oct 2021