HOUSTON – An immersive art experience that has sold out in cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto is now heading to Texas.
The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, which will be in Houston from Aug. 12 through Oct. 10, brings world-renowned artist Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life through animated projections.
According to a spokesperson for the exhibit, 60,600 video frames totaling 90,000,000 pixels and 500,000+ cubic feet of projections are used to bring Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre to life.
“We’ve created a unique and enthralling production that functions beautifully no matter what the parameters,” says Co-Producer, Svetlana Dvoretsky.” It is an honor to bring the arts back into peoples’ lives during these recent challenging times.”
The experience is limited to an hour-long walk-through with timed entry to help keep the experience contactless and adhere to health and safety guidelines. Visitor capacity to the exhibit is also being limited in accordance to local protocols.
The exhibit will feature a curated selection of images from van Gogh’s 2,000+ lifetime catalog of masterpieces, including Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), according to the spokesperson.
Paintings are being presented in a way that shows how Van Gogh originally saw the scenes, based on moving landscapes and active life which he turned into art.
The exhibit was designed by Creative Director and Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi with music by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi.
There are only a limited number of tickets still available for the experience in Houston, with prices starting at $39.99 per visitor. Click here for availability.
There are more dates available for the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Dallas which starts June 17 and runs through Septmeber 6. Tickets can be found for that experience here.
Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 and died on July 29, 1890. Aside from his art, he is somewhat infamously known for cutting off his left ear during an argument with fellow artist Paul Gauguin, according to Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. He would later recall nothing about the event.
Don’t think you can make it to one of the exhibits? Check out the video above to get an inside look.