Vincent Van Gogh Comes to the UAE: A Regional Cultural Highlight

Art lovers will be able to view Dutch post-impressionist’s most famous works during multi-media exhibition’s three-month visit to UAE. Fully immersive audio and visual show offers visitors a unique way to experience Van Gogh’s masterpiece.

No ordinary exhibition, Van Gogh Alive combines a specially chosen score of classical music with over 3000 images. Some of the artist’s most famous paintings as well as other inspirational images all displayed on the walls, floor and ceiling of the exhibition space using 40 high-definition projectors.

Visitors are introduced to a unique symphony of light, colour and sound as famous artworks are shown in their entirety, broken down into highlighted sections or magnified on a huge scale.

The carefully selected soundtrack invites art lovers to immerse themselves in the wonderful detail and vivid colours of Van Gogh’s paintings, uncovering the subtle meanings and ideas behind the artist’s most famous masterpieces.

Visiting Abu Dhabi and Dubai for two separate six-week exhibitions, Van Gogh Alive – The Experience promises to be one of the cultural highlights of the year.

The experience will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre from January 14th to February 26th before moving on to Dubai where it will be on show at Dubai Design District from March 11th to April 23rd.

Born March 30th 1853, Vincent Willem Van Gogh is one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art. He created more than 2,000 works of art, including 860 oil paintings, before his death on July 29th 1890.

While Van Gogh’s work has been on display in museums and art galleries around the world for more than 100 years they have never been shown in this manner.

Van Gogh Alive is more than just an exhibition of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter’s work. It is a full-sensory, multi-media experience that is a world away from the traditional, often silent and sometimes unnerving, gallery shows.

Visitors will feel as though they are immersed in Van Gogh’s art, as waves of images and sound wash over them and fill the exhibition space, allowing the show to be enjoyed while you walk through the space or simply by standing still and taking in the surroundings.

This new style of sensory exhibition not only appeals to adult art lovers, it also makes a trip to the gallery a new, different and exciting prospect for youngsters who can playfully interact with the paintings and pictures on display.

Under the patronage of the Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development, the acclaimed multi-media art exhibition is being brought to the UAE by Grande Exhibitions and local event company 6IX Degrees Entertainment.

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