Montreal's mesmerizing Van Gogh exhibition extends throughout the winter

Feb 20 2020, 9:27 am

Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

Amidst week-long popularity, the Imagine Van Gogh exhibition initially extended its hours throughout February and now the exhibit will be on display throughout the winter.

Instead of its initial conclusion date of March 1, Imagine Van Gogh will now stay open until April 5.

The display, which opened in early December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and an immersive soundtrack.

“Montreal is under the spell of Imagine Van Gogh,” reads the exhibition’s news release. “Spurred by the success of this tour de force by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, Tandem Expositions is extending the exhibition until March 1, 2020.”

 

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First presented in Europe, Imagine Van Gogh is the work of artists Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron. Their approach is to fuse technology with classical art through the use of more than 200 works by the famous painter.

Montreal’s Van Gogh exhibition highlights the works of the Arles period (1888-1889) and the end of his life (1890).

Works include SunflowersIrisesStarry Night, Wheat Fields, pieces from his Japanesery series, La Mousmé, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, and Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait.

 

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Mauger and Baron have also chosen what they call “an appropriate” soundtrack to go along with the gigantic murals.

The exhibition takes place at the former Arsenal contemporary art shipyard in the heart of Griffintown. The showing is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm from now until March 1st.

Imagine Van Gogh

When: From now until April 5 (closed on Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain — 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online