In 2008, Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron put on the Imagine Van Gogh exhibition, which became the Cathédrale d’Images’ greatest success.
The Imagine Van Gogh exhibition unleashed all the colours and emotions of the painter and invited visitors to travel though his canvases.
Visitors strolled amid giant images taken from Van Gogh’s paintings. They were utterly immersed in the details, the brushstrokes, the materials and the colours as part of an extraordinary experience which awakened all the senses. The exhibition featured more than 200 paintings by the artist, including his most famous, painted between 1888 and 1890, in Provence, Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise.
Imagine Van Gogh used advanced techniques of multiprojection and immersive audio to stir pictorial emotion so the audience could experience and feel the creative energy of this exalted artist. The experience was enhanced by the music of Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie.
After being staged in Paris at la Halle de La Villette in the summer of 2017, then in Le Havre at Carré des Docks in the summer of 2019, Imagine Van Gogh moved to Canada where the exhibition opens at L’ Arsenal de Montréal on December 3, 2019.