See Van Gogh’s Paintings Brought to Life


Asia Cruz, Sports Editor

Vincent Van Gogh is known as one of the best artists to exist. His most famous painting, “The Starry Night”, is loved by many people around the world. Van Gogh was influenced by two contemporary French painters, Jean-François Millet and Camille Corot. His art style consisted of post-impressionism, neo-impressionism, and pointillism. He lived through the 1850-90s; he did not live long which made his artistic career even shorter. Unfortunately, Van Gogh struggled with manic depression, which he incorporated into his artwork. He had a painting style that evolved from bright landscapes to dark and disturbing self-portraits. Van Gogh committed suicide at age 37 on July 29, 1890. He might have died in vain, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of young artists and art appreciators.

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is the digital art experience that brings Gogh’s work to life. The exhibit is shown throughout the nation in cities like Boston, Miami, Houston, New York, and Phoenix. It has been held since 2008 and has been enjoyed by many ever since. In the exhibit, “You will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works – from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes the Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), and so much more.” It is a very relaxing experience with multiple seating areas and slow music. There are some safety regulations for the exhibit:

  • Face coverings required for all staff and guests
  • Guests must sit in social distancing floor markings
  • Temperature checked upon arrival
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No skateboards, bikes, or helmets

As long as you follow these rules, you will be assured of a great experience. The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will be open in Phoenix until February 6th, 2021. There are multiple ticket types: VIP, premium, basic, and child (6-16). Children 5 and under do not need tickets. The higher type of ticket you pay for, the more added perks you get for a better experience. The price per ticket vary on peak, off-peak, and prime times:

  • Peak times are generally Holiday Mondays, Wednesday – Friday after 5 PM, all day Saturday, and Sundays before 7 PM.
  • Off-Peak times are generally all day Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday – Friday before 5 PM, and Sundays after 6 PM.
  • Prime times are generally Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 1 PM and 2 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM.

The prices are from $29.99-$99.99. Additional information on ticket prices can be found on the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit website, along with information about accessibility, show info, and operations. The Van Gogh Exhibit is something you should not miss. You can experience the mind of Van Gogh and his most famous paintings brought to life right before your eyes. In Van Gogh’s own words, “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”