The Art Institute of Chicago Just Brought Art to Life.
Feel like walking into a Van Gogh? Now’s your chance.
Two Van Gogh paintings, depicting his bedroom in Arles, France, recently arrived from Europe to join their triplet, which hangs permanently in Chicago. To celebrate, the Institute built a replica of his iconic bedroom with the same dimensions and coloring.
Bringing classic paintings to life is one of the most interesting ways to keep art alive and relevant, especially for younger audiences. By making a painting less abstract and returning it to its original physical place that first inspired the audience, art transcends strictly creative boundaries and becomes accessible to all.
Here’s what the recreated bedroom looks like…