Submit-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life in a wide ranging exhibit referred to as “Immersive Van Gogh” at Pier 36, a 70,000-square-foot facility situated on Manhattan’s Decrease East Facet.
Journalists on the arduous hat press tour on Wednesday had been handled to a visible spectacle as van Gogh’s works floated, spun and remodeled, with some works akin to “Iris” and “Starry Evening Over the Rhone” blooming and rippling earlier than the viewer’s eyes.
Created by choreographer Massimiliano Siccardi, directed by David Korins and set to music by Luca Longobardi, the exhibition makes use of know-how to mix artwork and music in an immersive expertise.
“I even see folks break into tears as a result of they’re so, so touched by this entire compilation of music and visuals,” stated the present’s co-producer Maria Shclover. “It is magic. It is actually in regards to the lifetime of van Gogh, how he skilled artwork and the environment about him.”
As New York lifted most of its coronavirus capability restrictions on companies, Shclover stated van Gogh was the proper artist to usher guests from the darkish instances of the pandemic into normalcy.
“All of us got here via the pandemic, and this artist was chosen to indicate his emotions and loneliness, but additionally to indicate his great, vivid environment and emotions of sunflowers round you,” she stated. “So I feel it is excellent timing for us…to see and to encourage us all to depart that loneliness and to come back out wholesome.”
“Immersive Van Gogh” opens to the general public on June 10.
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