This digital exhibition of Van Gogh has just opened in Brisbane and will be on show until 23 December 2021. This is an exhibition of the life and works of the famous Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, who sadly in his lifetime never received the public acknowledgement and love for his paintings, nor was he able to sell many of them while he was alive.
Despite his emotional turmoils and considerable financial woes, he was able to produce some 2000 paintings and drawings in his life, so there is a rich and vibrant collection from which this curated exhibition can draw its material. So many of us know a lot of his works. The famous vase with sunflowers, his resplendent blue irises, the pastures and fields of the south of France and his many paintings of flowers, trees, the countryside of southern France and the sky, whether in the day or at night.
This exhibition has posters in the entrance which gives you all the information you need before you enter the main hall.
The artwork is presented on giant digital screens and you can walk around and enjoy them or sit and contemplate them more closely. The digital mastery is impressive, the shooting stars shoot down from his canvas of blue night sky, the birds fly in a field of corn, and the railway chugs along to its destination.
As I sat and watched, I took in his quotes and sayings and listened to the score of accompanying music, which was chosen to reflect his changing moods and times.
It's an impressive set-up - for all ages. There is plenty of parking and cafes nearby to make it a comfortable experience, and of course, there is also plenty of merchandising if you like that sort of thing.