After an extremely popular run at the Arsenal art contemporain in Montreal, Imagine Van Gogh is set to move to Quebec City. "The Centre des congrès de Québec will host a spectacular immersive exhibition devoted to the work of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, which will take the viewer on a journey to the heart of the artist's canvases," says a press release. "This announcement comes on the heels of the immense success of the exhibition currently on display in Montréal [...] which will have attracted more than 200,000 people."
For the exhibit, Van Gogh's works and images of his real-life inspirations are projected onto giant hanging canvases and the gallery floor.
Those unfamiliar with his life and work can learn more through a comprehensive introduction in the exhibition's atrium.
Inside, visitors are swallowed into the artist's colourful, expressive world.
The magnified view offers new perspectives on his work and the detail of his brush strokes.
The music of Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes, and Satie animate the space and dramatize the timeline of the artist's work.
The highlight: a panoramic view of TheStarry Night accompanied by the sound of a crescendoing orchestra.
"Imagine Van Gogh promises an unusual experience, as visitors will wander at their leisure through huge projections of Van Gogh's paintings, 30 feet high, at the Quebec City Convention Centre."
"The 25,000 square-foot venue is an ideal place to enjoy the experience at its true value. The exhibition will allow the public to immerse themselves in the artist's universe and enjoy the range of details, touches, materials and colours of the works, so as to awaken all the senses."
Its move to Quebec City will allow even more locals and tourists, alike, to experience the event.
Get all the details below.
In the meantime, you can catch Imagine Van Gogh at Montreal's Arsenal art contemporain until April 5.
Imagine Van Gogh Quebec City
When: After June 26, 2020
Where: The Centre des congrès de Québec
Cost: TBA; in Montreal, regular tickets are between CA$16 and $26
Why You Need To Go: For a new perspective on the monumental works of Vincent Van Gogh.