We thoroughly enjoyed and were enthralled with our adventure today at The Lume Van Gogh interactive display at Newfield’s Indianapolis. The word “display” is woefully inaccurate in describing the 30,000 square feet (covering the entire fourth floor of the Museum) immersive event. One hundred and fifty projectors show the visuals on the walls and floors of the rooms, transforming two dimensional paintings into three dimensional experiences.
Each video segment was accompanied by intrinsically beautiful musical pieces. There were strategically placed benches on each of four sides of the building columns. We found a bench with a good view of two different gallery rooms. Note that the life history of Van Gogh was presented, focusing on the different phases of his painting creations.
The video above, of a Dutch landscape, was augmented with animation and of course music. The video below captures examples of his painting of flowers and plants.
One blog post is inadequate to share our delightful adventure today. We’ll have more reporting coming, got tons of pictures and video clips to go through. Indianapolis is fortunate to have both the space and support facilities for a show such as this.