HomeVincent van Gogh’s immersive experience is finally coming true in Seattle, but was it worth the wait?

Vincent van Gogh’s immersive experience is finally coming true in Seattle, but was it worth the wait?

After the difficulties in securing a place cause delayAnd Seattle Vincent Van Gogh’s immersive gallery officially opened last week, allowing residents to get inside some of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter’s greatest work – or just snap a picture on social media.

Announced earlier in the spring, the long-awaited “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience“She found her home in a renovated warehouse in the Sudou district. The warehouse features 44,000 square feet of exhibition space, although not all are digital projections of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings.

Starry Night by Van Gogh is an immersive experience.

Cali Craiged, Seattle B

The exhibition begins with a tour of Van Gogh’s art to familiarize the audience with his technique and use of colour. Biographical elements of Van Gogh’s life – including a suggested theory that he may have been color blind – are presented in a short documentary and various timelines throughout the exhibition. Light projections are also projected onto many of the sculptures throughout the gallery, including a vase of flowers and a bust of Van Gogh himself. An extensive dioramas of his “Bedroom at Arles” are also shown.

While the start of the exhibition provides a small educational aspect, it is the experience of 360-degree video mapping of the 30-foot walls that promises to be the selling point of the event. The digital display lasts about 35 minutes and contains several thematic sequences including a focus on several bright yellow sunflower paintings, self-portraits and Japanese art inspired by Van Gogh.

Rather than staying still, there are several animated elements in each show: crustaceans from his oil painting “Two Crabs” scurry across walls and floors while a wooden boat gently shimmy back and forth in “Starry Night Over the Rhone.” The result is a dream-like atmosphere where visitors are invited to sit on benches, chairs or the floor and enjoy the experience.

Van Gogh's countless sunflowers were displayed in an immersive experience.  The sunflower is a central theme in more than 11 Van Gogh paintings.

Van Gogh’s countless sunflowers were displayed in an immersive experience. The sunflower is a central theme in more than 11 Van Gogh paintings.

Cali Craiged, Seattle B

Digital projections are designed with orchestral music and other sounds – birds screeching, rain falling – that contribute to the ebb and flow of each sequence. The audio commentaries read notable quotes from the artist, though they add a bit of context to Van Gogh’s turbulent life.

While the experience allows you to step into the world of painting and promises plenty of well-deserved Instagram photo opportunities, it has nothing to do with art, history, or even the painter himself. While the purist in me derides the rise of multimedia exhibitions that seem to pop up everywhere, the experience provides an accessible way to engage with art. Fortunately, the show is less ostentatious than Last year’s selfie museum.

The show is also mired in some controversy. While it was scheduled to open in September at a “secret place” in the city, so were ticket holders I was suddenly alerted last month that the experiment had been rescheduled for October. With several Van Gogh fairs touring the country, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ​​also provided a former consultant with the ticket company hosting the Seattle event, Fever, and had many unanswered complaints. The company launched similar Van Gogh shows in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., with an attendance of 1.3 million people.

Several Japanese-inspired Van Gogh prints are on display, while a blue iris is on the floor.

Several Japanese-inspired Van Gogh prints are on display, while a blue iris is on the floor.

Cali Craiged, Seattle B

One of the unique features of the gallery is the opportunity for children to color in their own Van Gogh drawings and display them on the wall using video mapping technology. VR experiences that bring you to life are also available in Van Gogh, but a VR experience costs you an extra cost on top of the ticket prices.


The exhibition is expected to run for at least six months in Seattle according to the organizers, and tickets are currently available for dates through January 2022. But don’t worry if you’ve missed out on this immersive artistic experience: Van Gogh’s second exhibition – called “Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive ExhibitionIt’s also scheduled to open at the Tacoma Armory in December.



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