A Tour of Vincent’s Life: Beijing Chosen as First Stop of Global 'Meet Vincent van Gogh' Exhibit

The all-encompassing innovative 3D exhibition Meet Vincent van Gogh is on show at Golden Resources Mall until September 16 (daily, 10am to 10pm), presented by the Van Gogh Museum which is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Beijing is the first stop for the exhibit, which will go on to travel to 40 cities throughout China over the span of the next five years, according to Global Times.

I’m not sure how many of you have been lucky enough to be inspired by the warm orange of Van Gogh's Sunflowers or Almond Blossom, or found inner peace from Starry Night, but I'm pretty sure you’ve heard about his tumultuous life, his argument with Paul Gauguin, his love for his cousin, his suicide, and the 850 paintings, 1,200 drawings, and hundreds of letters that he left behind.

Well, if you're not familiar with the above, it doesn’t matter, as the exhibition gives you a chance to walk through Van Gogh’s life, and, “see, hear, touch, feel, and explore the life of Van Gogh," as described by Peter Tabernal, managing director of the project. Here you can walk into a replica of his room or climb up the pile of straw, to see what he saw, hear what he heard, and read what he wrote to “delve in his brilliant mind and troubled psyche,” as stated on the Van Gogh Museum website.

Grab your your tickets for this interactive look at one of the world's most influential artists here for RMB 288, RMB 198 (children or students), or RMB 658 for a family package.

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