Van Gogh Immersive
New York City
It’s easy to become cynical about Vincent Van Gogh. Yeah, yeah, you’ve been to the museum in Amsterdam. You hung the “Starry Starry Night” poster in your college dorm room way back when. You’ve seen “Lust for Life” too many times.
So I invite you to put aside your cynicism and approach the Van Gogh Immersive experience (currently in New York but headed elsewhere) with the wonder and delight it deserves.
Granted, VGI isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like the imagination and emotional fervor Steven Spielberg brings to his Oscar-winning films, this show may not be for you.
And if you’ve been to Monet’s home in Giverny and you didn’t care for the 3-d representations of his masterworks, then you probably won’t think much of the marvelously crafted 3-d representations of VVG “Bedroom from Arles”you’ll see here.
Oh, and if you bristle at the thought of hearing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by the Berlin Philharmonic while watching sunflowers optically float up the wall to the ceiling , then chances are this show ain’t your jam.
However, should the aforementioned evoke even a scintilla of pleasure, I’d advise you to put aside your skepticism, expel any negative karma you have, and plunk down $ to see this show. (You can even have a virtual reality experience and swivel your
chair around to get a 360-degree view of Provence.)
An artist like Vincent Van Gogh comes along once in a lifetime. So does an exhibit like this.