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Van Gogh shines in Provence in 2019

The Dutch artist's masterpieces on show in Les Baux

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Ana Hernández | Provence Editor | Published: 13 May 2019

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Van Gogh shines in Provence in 2019

From March 1st 2019 to January 5th 2020, the Carrières de Lumières, the former stone quarry turned immersive art museum in Les-Baux-de-Provence, hosts an exhibition dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh's masterpieces.

Projected on the massive stone walls of the quarry, over 15m high, Van Gogh's paintings come to life thanks to an immersive audiovisual show. Retracing the artist's existence, this 7,000m2 space is filled with some of his most recognisable paintings such as the Starry Night, which gives the exhibition its title, the Sunflowers or the Bedroom, as well as a selection of landscapes and portraits. The perfect way to perceive the master's expressive brushstrokes, his bright use of colour and iconic style.

Van Gogh's relationship with Provence was a close one. The painter spent the last couple of years of his life in this French region, soaking in the magnificent light and scenery. He moved from Paris to Arles in 1888, as he believed that "the whole future of new art can be found in the Midi" and was admitted to the asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence when his health declined. Both these places inspired some of his most famous paintings and consolidated his unique style.

Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, the exhibition will be open until January 5th 2020 from 09:30 to 19:00 (closes at 19:30 in July and August and at 18:00 in November, December and January). Due to the exhibition's popularity, we recommend you book in advance on the Carrières de Lumières website.