Van Gogh Alive brings masterpieces to life in Florence
A brand new exhibition that began last week seeks to bring the work of impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh to life in a way like no other, with a unique multimedia exhibit displayed throughout the deconsecrated church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, near Ponte Vecchio.
Displaying through to April 12th, the exhibition gives the traditional museum experience a complete overhaul, exploring the life and work of the great artist between 1880 and 1890, projected upon the walls of the building in high definition.
Having previously premiered in major cities worldwide, the exhibition is set to be a success in Florence, which is well known as an artistic centre and the best place to head for a cultural holiday in Tuscany. This, however, will be the first time that the work will be displayed in a church, with over 3,000 Van Gogh paintings projected to fill walls, ceilings, screens and even floors. Set to a powerful classical score, the sheer immersion in both the music and the artwork makes for a truly unparalleled cultural experience.
The large-scale display will draw your eye to all of the often-overlooked details, allowing you to take in every element which together makes up his powerful artwork, from his self-portraits to his famous, vibrant, sun-soaked wheat fields. Further backstory is given in the form of added photos and video, illustrating how van Gogh discovered the inspiration for his work.
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