Selfies, Sophistication And Van Gogh

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW/ -- Locals who seek cultural sophistication now have a chance to upload selfies of themselves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, standing next to some of the most famous paintings in the world by Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh.

For the next six weeks, the Ian Tan Art Gallery on Granville Street will host a free exhibition of nine carefully selected Van Gogh masterpieces. "It's a rare opportunity for art lovers to link themselves physically to the extraordinary expression of color that makes Van Gogh the legend without being jostled or told to move on by a museum guard," said Tan. "The dynamism of the brushstrokes of this self-taught artist leap off the canvass leaving viewers with a spiritual experience."

The Van Gogh paintings on display in Tan's gallery are limited and numbered multiples from the originals, certified by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. "With the naked eye you can't see the difference," said Tan. "They combine high quality technology, with dedicated craftsmanship and expertise that encompass the traveling Van Gogh Museum Edition roadshow."

During the coming weeks, Tan's gallery will host lectures by Van Gogh experts, films on the Dutch master and painting contests. "Anyone who wants to learn about the long-standing struggles of this revolutionary outsider artist must stop by my gallery," said Tan. "You can take as many pictures of yourself, friends or family members as you want in front of a Van Gogh."

The Ian Tan Gallery will be open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday and from 12 PM to 5 PM on Sunday. The Van Gogh show will run from February llth until March 24th.

In recent months, Vancouver has become a landing platform of sorts for Van Gogh enthusiasts. On April 22, local artist Douglas Coupland will unveil his bust "Vincent" at a Ted conference in town.


SOURCE Ian Tan Gallery

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