An Ode to Van Gogh at Glow

GLOW, Eindhoven, Nanjing
Photo credit: GLOW Eindhoven (Studio040)

A special tribute to Vincent van Gogh will be held this year during the GLOW Light Art Festival. The festival will join forces with Van Gogh Brabant and the Van Gogh Museum. 

The Eindhoven light artist, Hugo Vrijdag, created the artwork together with the Qinhuai Lantern Festival in Nanjing, China. It is the second time these two light festivals have collaborated. The work will be placed on Lichtplein. It represents a sea of sunflowers waving in the wind. The sounds of crickets and swallows will be recreated. Also, the sound of the common swift is characteristic of Vrijdag.

The sunflowers used for the work are, in fact, lanterns, made according to Chinese tradition. After the work has been shown at GLOW, it will go to Nanjing Light Festival, which will be held in January. The artwork then returns to the Netherlands for an exhibition in Amsterdam.

Source: Studio040

Translator: Bob

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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