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Immerse yourself in the world of Van Gogh this summer in the RDS

Featuring two-story projections, the iconic works of Vincent Van Gogh will come to life like never before. 20,000 square foot exhibition will be taking over the Shelbourne Hall from May onwards. To book your ticket click here.

Using artificial intelligence, light and sound, the journey through the exhibition makes it appear like the Dutch artist’s paintings are living and breathing. You will become part of the art, experiencing each piece in 360 degrees.

Founded by Dan Gleeson and directed by Jillian Wailson, the experience has been designed by creative studio Nohlab, known for their mind-bending, multi-award-winning immersive digital-art exhibitions across the world.

On the new exhibit coming to the RDS, Watson said: “Visitors will experience audio-visual storytelling at its best and will be immersed in Van Gogh’s history and artwork, enjoying his masterpieces in an advanced digital format, transformed using different facades and technological approaches. Even finishing with a futuristic and innovative artificial intelligence interpretation of his paintings.”

This experience is certainly more unique than previous displays of Van Gogh’s work due to the focus on his lived experiences and how they factored into his artistic style. The equal emphasis on projection and sound allows audience members to lose themselves in the magic of the post-impressionists’ work.

“You get to walk through the fascinating and tragic life of Van Gogh, through his carefully curated artworks, chosen to fully absorb you in a multisensory experience, with mind-blowing audio-visual effects.”

Jillian Wilson

Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30 1853, has post-humously become one of the world’s most treasured and well-known artists. But his works did not receive the same recognition during his lifetime.

Now referred to as a “tortured artist”, Van Gogh repeatedly suffered from periods of severe depression. One of his most famous works, The Starry Night, was created while he was hospitalised.

Inspired by the French countryside, his family and nature, Van Gogh poured a deep passion into his works that “Van Gogh – An Immersive Journey” seeks to capture with their audio-visual displays. See the sunflowers bloom, the wheat fields sway and the stars shine, just as Van Gogh did.

“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.”

Vincent Van Gogh

Founder of the exhibition, Dan Gleeson was inspired by similar art shows across the world and devised a plan to create an even better experience that is equally accessible for art-lovers and casual viewers alike.

“When you first arrive you don’t know what to expect. Immediately you’re completely taken aback by how beautiful everything is and how impressive the digital artwork is, brought to life all around you. You then become completely absorbed by the journey, Van Gogh’s incredible talent and his fascinating life,” he described.

“And it’s really not just for art lovers, people of any age and any interests will enjoy this spectacle. It really is an incredible new experience we can all now enjoy in Dublin across the summer months”.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh

The exhibition will premiere on May 16 and conclude on August 4. Tickets are available now, with adult tickets costing 25 euro plus booking fee. Concession tickets are 23 euro plus booking fee and children’s tickets are 15 euro plus booking fee.

To book your ticket, click here.

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