Posts Tagged ‘Vincent van gogh’


The Woman Who Made van Gogh

May 2, 2021

New York Times Magazine

On April 14, 2021 the New York Times Magazine published this audio article authored by Russell Shorto. The story is about the influence of Vincent van Gogh’s sister in law on Vincent’s painting career. I found it very interesting and historically aligned with what I’ve learned about the artists from that time period.

CLICK HERE or below to listen to the story The Woman Who Made Van Gogh.

Jo van Gogh-Bonger, age 22

Vincent Van Gogh

November 28, 2020

I know that traveling is out of the question at this time but I think it is important to take notice of an amazing exhibit that is traveling to the US to two locations during the next several months. Who knows, you might need to travel to one of these locations for another reason and you could visit.

It’s a multi-sensory Vincent Van Gogh exhibit with almost 3000 moving images projected giving the experience of stepping into a painting. These are “larger than life scenes”. I can’t think of any paintings that would be more appropriate to manipulate with this technology. Along with the images the exhibit is accompanied by a musical landscape running in sync with the moving displays that adds a dream-like state. Infused into the space will be the smell of flowers.

The exhibit started in Paris in 2019 and has visited 50 cities world-wide. It will open in St. Petersburg at the Dali and head to Indianapolis to The Lume the end of April where it will occupy 30,000 sq. ft. of gallery space.

If you’re interested in learning more CLICK HERE.


Van Gogh’s Starry Night

February 16, 2012

Technology infused into a favorite painting

Artist Petros Vrellis utilized technology to create Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting into a “light and sound show”. The swirling circular lines and shapes begin to dance across the screen. It has always been a favorite painting of mine, perhaps because in grade 3 my sons both created their rendition in art class and I have them framed in my home. If you’d like to watch please click here.

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