Earlier this week, my wife and I had the chance to visit the Immersive Van Gogh Experience in Washington, D.C. It was definitely worth a visit. Van Gogh’s art was bold and powerful, and to see it expressed in creative multimedia ways was a treat.
At the end, visitors were invited to take up crayons and create their own Van Gogh-inspired works based on some of his paintings. In essence, they provided black-and-white sketches of some of Van Gogh’s works, and we could color them in. Jenny chose a street scene while I chose one of Van Gogh’s 1887 self portraits, “Self-Portrait in Gray Felt Hat.”
I felt inspired to give my work a Civil War twist:
The QR codes let us scan our work into a projector system that then projected a digital copy of the image onto an art gallery-style wall.
I stayed in the lines (mostly).
Learn more about Van Gogh’s 35 self-portraits from the Van Gogh Museum.