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VAN GOGH EXPERIENCE

Following a successful run in Brussels, Naples and York, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is showcasing in Leicester from the end of January – May 10, 2020 at All Saints Church on Highcross Street.

The innovative exhibition allows visitors to step inside the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most renowned artists.

Image: Chadi Abou Sariya

The multimedia experience tells the story of the 19th-century impressionist painter’s life and work. Projections, recreations and interactive elements of the artworks will fill the Grade I listed exhibition space.

Over 200 of Van Gogh’s works will be featured, but rather than remaining static, the huge projections of paintings come alive through digital animation and an emotive soundtrack. Visitors will truly see through the eyes of the artist during the 35-minute long 360-degree experience. Discover his time at the convent and in Arles, the secrets from the letters he wrote to his brother, plus more.

The man behind the project is Mario Iacampo, Creative Director and founder of Exhibition Hub. He has worked with some of the world’s leading animation artists to create this unique experience: “For so many people, art is inaccessible” says Mario.

“Paintings hang isolated in galleries where you understand little about the work. This immersive experience changes that completely. Some of the most famous artworks in the world are shown on a grand scale, and brought to life with movement that isn’t confined to the edges of a picture frame.”

Image: David Olkarny

Visitors will be delighted by this colourful and engaging insight into Van Gogh’s life and artistic perspective using cutting- edge technology and world-class digital animation. The immersive experience is designed to appeal to a wide range of people, including local residents and school groups, tourists to the city and art societies.

Lovers of fine art and fans of digital animation will all be impressed by this moving story and its distinctive style of presentation. Best of all, visitors will not need any previous knowledge of the artist or his works to enjoy the experience in full.

Admission prices are £13.00 for adults, £11.00 for concessions & students and £9.00 for children. Family tickets are available for £38.00, which covers two adults and two children.

For more information, visit vangoghexpo.co.uk.

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