Have you ever heard of Vincent Van Gogh? I’m sure his name sounds familiar somehow as he must have been mentioned in high school by your Art teacher. Van Gogh is a Dutch painter who created about 2,100 masterpieces making him one of the most famous and influential artists in the history of art. Vincent loved to paint landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and even self-portraits characterized by bold colors and his signature brush strokes.
The critically acclaimed artist was born into an upper middle class family. He worked as a mobile art dealer whilst in his 20s. Despite his outstanding talent in painting, the life of Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t as colorful as his art. His success was an irony as it only happened years after he died of suicide. Vincent suffered from a mental and neurologic illness that resulted to neglection of his physical health and wellbeing. He was famous for being a “mad man” and a failure during his last few years of life. Today, Van Gogh’s masterpieces are among the world’s most expensive paintings and his legacy lives on in a museum named after him at the Dutch capital itself – Amsterdam.
Starting this October 26, a multisensory experience of Van Gogh’s masterpieces may be savored by the public as the Bonifacio Art Foundation and Bonifacio High Street takes the “Van Gogh Alive” exhibit to Manila. This one of a kind art exhibition will continue to leave your jaws dropped until the 8th of December at the fourth level of One Bonifacio High Street in the bustling Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Entrance fee for adults is P750 while children and students are charged P450 at the door. Kids below two feet can enter for free. Tickets may be purchased at the official Van Gogh Alive Philippines website through the Mind Museum ticket booth from Tuesdays to Sundays at 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon. You may also opt to buy tickets at the Van Gogh Alive ticket booth itself at the fourth floor of One Bonifacio High Street starting October 26. The multisensory experience will run for half an hour in a fixed schedule from Monday to Sunday starting at 11 in the morning to 8 in the evening. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and be awed by the art of the amazing Vincent Van Gogh!