Thanks to the most recent virtual projection technology I became a part of the spectacular, incomparable universe of Vincent Van Gogh. I discovered the life of the artist in a new way: his time at the convent and in Arles, the secrets from the letters he wrote to his brother and much more. I was surrounded by a unique sound and light show, that immersed me in the world of to me familiar images of Vincent Van Gogh.
Together with 4 friends we went to "La Bourse" the ancient stock market building in Brussels, which had been transformed into an Art Exhibition location and where this multimedia exhibition : "Van Gogh - The Immersive Experience" took place. We all were very curious what this title really meant and what we would see !
"La Bourse" the old stock market building
We immediately were in van Gogh's little room in Arles.
Different paintings floated by
On the walls of this old building you could see the different paintings
One of his famous sunflowers was standing there
In the middle of the huge hall, were deckchairs and chairs in no special order. A large carpet lay on the floor in front of one wall, where young people laid down and soaked in the impressions.
For 2 € you could rent a special headset with which you really entered van Gogh's world. I forgot that I sat on a chair, but at the beginning I clinged to my chair, because I thought I would take off ! And then I saw the yellow fields the black birds, the farmers, cows, the sea and everything which he had seen when he lived there. It was just overwhelming ! Two of my friends had to take their headsets off, they felt sick. I forgot everything and dived in van Gogh's world.
After this unique experience we sat for a while on the deckchairs and continued to see the different living paintings on the wall.
His self portraits, except the first which was a photography showed him in different stages of his life.
I was very impressed and it took me a while to come back to the present.
I was happy that I had followed my curiosity.
Just besides "La Bourse" is a typical Brussels Brasserie,The Fallstaff where we had a beer before we returned home.
This exhibition had so much success that it had been prolonged until the end of t
he month !
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