Nancy's Paris Blog
Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.
02 July 2017
“Imagine Van Gogh”
This unique musical immersive exhibition at the Grande Halle de la Villette is the creation of Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron. It is a must see for all ages. I was totally mesmerized! Using technology, it offers a spectacular new way to be almost immersed into Vincent van Gogh’s life through his paintings, drawings, letters and photographs. Enlarged digital images of varying sizes and shapes almost explode right in front of the viewers’ eyes. Van Gogh exacerbated all figuration and it comes to life in the fragmented canvases highlighting each image. Themes including self-portraits, church in Auvers-sur-Oise, sunflowers, irises, wheat fields, land and seascapes, night scenes and much more flow smoothly with beautifully matched music by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie. A perfect complement to this experience is a visit to Musée d’Orsay before or after to see some of Van Gogh’s original paintings.
1. This exhibition runs through 10 September 2017. The space is open daily 10:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday until 10:00PM. A slight discount in ticket price is offered on Mondays.
2. The digital visual presentation, lasting about 30 minutes, can be viewed on the ground floor as well as from the floor above. You will want to watch it more than once! Information in French is provided upstairs on signboards.
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