"Shadows" by Van Gogh in Viterbo
Van Gogh Shadow is the title of the original exhibition on display in the Hall of Flags at Palazzo dei Priori Viterbo, until 8 January.
"I have documented a lot about the Dutch painter, says Luca Agnani, the creator of the show - and I've read that after painting the room Van Gogh was dissatisfied with his work because he had failed to represent his rare state of tranquility. In fact, the emotion you feel seeing that picture is anguish rather than serenity due to the absence of shadows.
I thought that, by reconstructing 3D across the scene of the picture, I could derive the shadows by placing only one light. "
This multimedia exhibition presents the most famous paintings of the artist, by the House in Arles to the Fishing Boats on Saintes-Maries beach with the Video Mapping technique, a sort of animated 2D and 3D projection,where characters come to life inside the painting, while the lights vary in intensity.
The exhibition, hosted already in several museums, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is a small animation gem providing a new and innovative vision of the controversial Dutch genius masterpieces and demonstrating how technology can enhance art.
A chance to admire the works by Van Gogh beyond their own immobility, allowing the visitor to observe the works from a eye-catching point of view.
The exhibition, with free admission, is organized by Carramusa Group and the City of Viterbo, with the sponsorship of the Lazio Region.
To give a taste of what awaits the visitor, here is a video made on the exhibition by Agnani himself.