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Before I saw the "Beyond Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience" in Reno, Nev., I was not a Van Gogh fan, but when I left, I was a fan for life.
In fact, my wife bought me numerous framed, print images of his paintings. That's how much I enjoyed it.
So, what is "Beyond Van Gogh?"
"Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, .Beyond Van Gogh. breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks," states the "Beyond Van Gogh" website. "Occupying over 30,000 square feet, Beyond Van Gogh is the largest immersive experience in the country, offering guests ample room to safely enjoy the exhibit.
"Comprised of over 4 trillion content pixels, this high-resolution portrayal of Van Gogh’s work gives guests the opportunity to become one with his paintings."
Those words are an apt description, but when you see the magnificent artistic alchemy in person, you won't truly appreciate the mesmerizing beauty of this exhibit.
"In an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for our unique times by world renowned audiovisual designers, 'Beyond Van Gogh' uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh," the website notes. "Using his dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, we move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, colour, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes.
"Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, we may come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work."