Walking into the mind of the world famous post-impressionist painter, Van Goh. The experience was truly a once in a lifetime must visit exhibition, where I was welcomed into the artist’s bedroom surrounded by simple furniture and with his own work on the wall.
Recalling “The Bedroom” artwork where he brought in bright colors and an apparently odd angle of the rear wall, the corner was skewed through his deliberate choice.
Feeling like stepping back in the year 1889 while he was staying in this room painting one of the most well-known pieces with oil on canvas for the “Starry Night” attempted to capture the view from the window in this room.
Moving forward into the immersive sensory room where the animations are crisper and projected throughout the spacious walls and floors. Enjoy myself listening to the music that was played along with the animations with cinematic sounding quality. Sitting on the floor well blended myself into the artwork and story for different stages of his life, where he was living and expressing his perspective and stages of mind through the painting arts.
Living inside the artist’s mind, experiencing the movement of the light reflecting on the water in one of my most favorite pieces, Starry Night. It was such a sweet escape into another world where I can really stare all day long.
Watching over the scene of sunflower fields in the south of France that were then turning into Vincent’s paint on the wall, large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with shades of yellow strokes of the painting brushes. The yellow sunflower paintings have a special significance for Vincent, as they communicate ‘gratitude’. To him yellow is considered to be derived from the sun, and appeared to be related to an ambivalence of his father, as an expression in sun worship. As well as, another iconic paint, “The Night Cafe’” in 1888, characterized by its yellow tonality, conveying a deeper meaning as he describes in one of his letters:
“I’ve tried to express the idea that the café is a place where you can ruin yourself, go mad, commit crimes. Anyway, I tried with contrasts of delicate pink and blood-red and wine-red. Soft Louis XV and Veronese green contrasting with yellow greens and hard blue greens. All of that in the ambience of a hellish furnace, in pale sulfur. To express something of the power of the dark corners of a grog-shop. And yet with the appearance of Japanese gaiety and Tartarin’s good nature.”
This immersive experience through his paintings remind me to not merely reflect on what I see, but also to consider what the artist saw during his creative process.
‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’
Feeling so excited and looking forward to the next exhibition of Monet & Friends Alive. You can find Monet’s Favorite – “Japanese bridges , magical water lilies mirror room, evoking a dreamlike underwater. Discover how to paint like Impressionist Special opportunities to use new AI techniques to turn your sketch into master artwork and to create Impressionist self-portraits for yourself.
Dates: 22 September 2023 – 7 January 2024
Location: Attraction Hall, Icon Siam
Time : 10.30 am. – 09.00 pm
Ticket Price: Start from 690 THB for early bird tickets from the 8th of September 2023.
Ticket Booking: Online Booking