Festival House Inc. will present Van Gogh PEI from August 5–September 5 in Charlottetown.
Van Gogh PEI invites visitors to experience art in a different way: by stepping into the landscapes of Van Gogh and surrounding themselves with colours and textures. The multimedia experience, with large-scale projections, music and special effects, transforms over 300 of Van Gogh’s most popular works into a dynamic art experience for people of all ages.
“Immersive art shows like Van Gogh PEI change the viewing experience for the audience and make art more accessible,” said Stéfanie Power, Operations Manager at Festival House Inc. “It transforms what we view as ordinary spaces with walls, pillars and white paint into an artist’s canvas, immersing you in the inner world of a brilliant artist.”
Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who is one of the most influential figures in the history of Western art. Van Gogh’s innovation was in the boundless emotional nakedness rendered through his paintings and the new artistic interpretation of the form, colour symbolism, and brushstroke expression, which defined some of his most famous works, such as The Starry Night (1889).
The paintings of Van Gogh are housed in many galleries and private collections worldwide. To show them in one exhibition is nearly impossible, but transforming them into an immersive experience allows them to be accessible to people of all ages in different cities around the world. Van Gogh PEI invites the viewer to get up-close-and-personal with over 300 images of Van Gogh paintings, sketches and documentary photos.
The show will be open six days a week at the hotel on lower Queen Street in Charlottetown with timed entries and limited admittance.