Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch painter who has inspired generations of artists with his talent for composition, drawing, and color. Despite living a short and tumultuous life marked by mental illness and poverty, Van Gogh created more than 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, many of which are characterized by bold brushwork and bright colors. His unique style helped to usher in the era of expressionism in modern art and has influenced numerous art movements. Van Gogh’s enduring appeal can be attributed to the universal emotions his paintings evoke in viewers, including joy.
On January 20th, the Van Gogh 360 exhibition will arrive in Mumbai, offering a multi-media, AI-augmented experience that takes visitors through "rooms" in Van Gogh’s life. The exhibition features more than 300 of the artist’s most popular works, including immersive experiences dedicated to various stages of his life. Through 330-plus projections of Van Gogh’s famous artworks, visitors can walk under "Starry Night," take in the peaceful atmosphere of "Almond Blossoms," or fly with the birds in "Wheatfield with Crow."
While some art critics have described the exhibition as a superficial Van Gogh experience lacking the emotional depth typically associated with viewing his masterpieces, it has still enjoyed widespread love and commercial success around the world. Van Gogh 360 India will be open at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai from January 20 to February 3, 2023. Tickets are available on bookmyshow.com.