What is Van Gogh’s faith connection? - bdsthanhhoavn.com

What is Van Gogh’s faith connection?

True artists often transform the ways we see and view the events of our lives and the world around us. They enable us to “reframe” our experiences and our own faith journeys as they share their own faith quests. Perhaps no other painter more powerfully exemplifies this than Vincent Van Gogh. We now have the opportunity to see the world around us afresh through Vincent’s eyes with the fascinating “Beyond Van Gogh” multimedia experience featuring 300 of his works at James Brown Arena here in Augusta.

Inspired by this unique experience, Woodlawn United Methodist Church will host a worship series “Through Vincent’s Eyes …” beginning this Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, June 26, in the sanctuary.

But what is Van Gogh’s faith connection? 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience allows visitors to step into projections of Vincent Van Gogh's works and learn about the artist through music and history. It's open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through June 26 at James Brown Arena in Augusta. Tickets are available online at vangoghaugusta.com.

Those of us of a certain age might deem a popular song of 1972 as a touchstone of our youth and the nativity of our fascination with all things “Vincent.” Don McLean’s paean to the artist Van Gogh is also known by its opening line, “Starry, Starry Night,” referencing the artist’s 1889 masterpiece “The Starry Night.” Van Gogh’s paintings inspire a devotion that is unmatchable and his life story is so mirrored in his art that one is inseparable from the other.

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