Vincent van Gogh is no more a lonely, underrated artist he used to be during his lifetime – today he is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time. If you want to know more about this remarkable person, visiting the museum in Amsterdam is not the only option for you. Recently, artists came up with a new way of representing van Gogh and his art.

Van Gogh Alive – The Experience is an alive exhibition of van Gogh’s paintings. This is not a typical exhibition – it is integrated and expresses art through vision and through music. Paintings are not the only things that appear on the screen – some famous quotes from his letters appear too. This combination creates an unique way of telling the story of van Gogh’s life and gives visitors an experience they may never felt before.

If you ever asked yourself how would it be if paintings could be able to move, a film Loving Vincent is an answer for you. Loving Vincent not only tells the story of Vincent van Gogh (the story oh his death, more specifically), but also brings his paintings to life. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. So one of the main aspects of the film is the way it is made. Watching the film we do recognise wild colours and vibrant brush strokes – marks of the famous impressionist painter. It creates an illusion that film was painted by van Gogh itself, when in real it was made with a help of 100 painters and a technology of the 21th century.

The collaboration between art and multimedia could be considered as a great invention of the modern ages. It is entertaining and educating at the same time – we do not only see the paintings, but get to know the artist better. All in all, we are happy about this modern way of representing Vincent van Gogh’s art. And who knows – maybe the painter itself would be happy too.


Egle Zukauskaite