Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - Luxury hotel - EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF VAN GOGH IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT


Melbourne puts the spotlight on the Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history.

Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 in the Netherlands. Completely self-taught, Van Gogh’s landscapes, still lifes and portraits are characterised by bold colour and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork.

In just ten years, Van Gogh produced more than 2000 works of art. Despite this great volume, only one piece was known to have sold during his lifetime. Vincent struggled with severe depression and poverty, leading to his suicide at age 37.

In the early 20th century Van Gogh came to be seen as a misunderstood genius. His reputation grew as elements of his style were incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists. Today, Van Gogh’s works are among the world’s most expensive paintings to have ever sold. His legacy is honoured by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which holds the world’s largest collection of his paintings and drawings.

Van Gogh’s works may have been exhibited and admired worldwide for over a century – but never like you’re about to see. Welcome to The Lume Melbourne, the southern hemisphere’s first permanent digital gallery – transforming the world’s finest art into fully immersive sensory encounters.

Stepping into The Lume Melbourne is an epic adventure. And what better adventure to embark on than a trip through the incandescent works of Van Gogh? Transcend time and space as you accompany the Dutch master on a multi-sensory journey through the Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, while his beloved masterpieces come alive on an epic scale.

Surprises await you in this symphony of light, colour, sound, taste and aroma.

Van Gogh at The Lume Melbourne
From January 2022
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