Vincent Van Gogh once said, “paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul”. If only he knew how true that statement would one day be. In the 21st century, we are the ones privileged enough to see his vision come to life. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a genuine escape into Van Gogh’s soul through his beautiful paintings.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been a travelling exhibition for many years now. This summer, Dublin is in luck! Running in a secret venue in Dublin, everything about this event is teeming with enchantment! In this unique vibrant experience running over several months from May to September, we get an insight into the life of one of the world’s most remarkable men. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience follows the life of Van Gogh himself, on a moving journey through his finest and most renowned works. This experience breathes new life into the artwork, sure to captivate a new audience of even the most novice art enthusiasts. Let this 360 degree digital light show guide you through eight of Van Gogh’s most famous works from the golden warmth of “Sunflowers” to the everyday calm of “Bedroom”.

 The experience, although an art show, is not like any museum or exhibition you have ever experienced before. This creative, unique experience truly brings to life art in a way that’s never been done before. Let the colourful lights glide over you as you become part of the artwork itself. These vibrant and passionate displays of light and colour truly expresses the talent and emotion in this art. So, you don’t have to feel guilty about a day trip where you could be working or studying instead – at least this one will be educational. With a student rate ranging from only €12.60 to €17.90, this is an opportunity that no one should miss!

The clever choice of different music which reflects each of the eight paintings in this experience enhances the all-consuming nature of this experience. It adds emotion, power, and intensity. This increases how immersed one will feel in the work of Van Gogh. Don’t just see, but feel the world created on a canvas brought to life in a new glory! Experience some of the finest artwork in the world in a way that generations before us were never as lucky to. So, let yourself enjoy a summer stroll through a kaleidoscope of the vibrant colours and talent of Van Gogh.

Don’t feel judged if you don’t know the style of brushstrokes, or the techniques used to create these masterpieces. Whether you consider yourself a modern-day Picasso, are searching for that perfect Instagram picture, or are simply just on the hunt for an exciting day out, this exhibition has something in it for you!

Saoirse Wilson- Arts & Lifestyle Writer