While Vincent Van Gogh might be one of the most famous Dutch painters of all time, his work is about to take over a city across the Atlantic. This May, Toronto will open a massive Immersive Van Gogh that will take over a five-story building downtown.
The works of the post-impressionist painter will come to life in a digital exhibit spread out over 600,000-square-feet in a historic building that was once home to Toronto Star's printing presses. Visitors will see larger-than-life projections of some of Van Gogh's masterpieces like Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom, and, of course, Starry Night. The large scale will allow visitors to see intimate details of the paintings and become immersed in the work of the famed artist.
"His paintings will be presented as to how the artist first saw the scenes they are based on an active life, and moving landscapes turned into sharp yet sweeping brushstrokes," according to the exhibit producers.
The website reads, "it is astonishing in scale, breathtakingly imaginative, and a completely new look at the masters' work." You will be able to "experience the organic landscapes of Van Gogh's imagination, and ride the rollercoaster of Van Gogh's descent into madness," it added.
Director Massimiliano Siccardi and composer Luca Longobardi created the experience with the help of Lighthouse Immersive, who made it come to life. The former also created the multimedia show Atelier des Lumieres in Paris, and the latter created The Art of Banksy exhibit, which sold out in Toronto in 2018.
Tickets for the show are already on sale, but it doesn't open until May 1. With your ticket, you'll get timed access to the exhibit. For more flexibility, there's a slightly more expensive ticket that allows you to attend on any day during May or June.