Van Gogh Comes to Edmonton!

I’ve been neglecting my art blog! My excuses are legion, but I’ll just say no excuses are good enough, and apologise:  I am sorry.   And on to the good stuff!

We attended the Van Gogh exhibit last week, featuring nine exquisite reproductions of the Great One’s paintings, and it was an event worth seeing again.  So we will!   I can hardly believe they’re only charging $5 to view these works.  A collaboration between the Van Gogh Museum and Fujifilm Europe, a technology called “reliefography” was used to carefully scan the paintings and then reproduce them in 3D with every brushstroke, crack and bit of exposed canvas faithfully recreated.  The effect is amazing.  The best part, aside from being able to see these works in person, is being able to go right up to them and even touch them!  What an experience.  The show is here until November 15, when it will travel to Vancouver.  These are the only Canadian showings and absolutely worth seeing.

Tip:  Go in the early evening, say between 5:00 and 6:30 to avoid the crowds.  The viewing spaces are quite small, and two to four people at a time is optimal.   Here are a few photos I took.  I got some great detail shots too where you can see that the texture of the paintings is just amazing.

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 1

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 1

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 1

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 1

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Details of the paintings. I just love the impasto, and what a tactile pleasure to actually touch each brushstroke!  CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THE JUICY TEXTURES!

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 DETAILS

Van Gogh exhibit Southgate Oct 2015 DETAILS

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Tomorrow, I’ll to post about this past weekend’s exhibit/event “Art From the Unknown 2015”.  I was honoured and am thankful to have been able to participate this year (plus, I sold 3 paintings!)  More on that tomorrow!

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2 Responses to Van Gogh Comes to Edmonton!

  1. ray4115 says:

    Such a joy to view these reproductions up close and personal. Very powerful works done at the height of his powers and near the end of his life. An experience worth collecting. Now if we just had the $40,000 needed to buy one!

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