#27 Spending Time with Vincent

I’m joining Becky in her February Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Odd, referencing one of these definitions: different to what is usual or expected, or strange; a number of items, with one left over as a remainder when divided by two; happening or occurring infrequently and irregularly, or occasionally; separated from a usual pair or set and therefore out of place or mismatched. Look for #SquareOdds.

While we didn’t travel as much as usual in 2021, we were fortunate to enjoy several holidays in our home state of Queensland and one short trip over the border into New South Wales. Join me this month in a retrospective look at the very odd year of 2021. 

 Brisbane QLD, December 2021

After starting 2021 in Brisbane, we ended the year there as well. Again, we were there for a special exhibition. This time it was an exhibition with a difference at the Grand Pavilion in Northshore, Hamilton.

Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory extravaganza of light, sound and colour, featured the beautiful works of Vincent Van Gogh. After visiting 65 cities around the world, the exhibition came to Brisbane in October.

More than 3,000 images of Vincent’s paintings, drawings and writing were projected onto huge screens inside the pavilion in a 45 minute display, accompanied by music and animations. We stayed for almost two hours, enjoying the visual spectacle of Vincent’s art on this grand scale.

Did you spot the very peculiar image of us, looking short and squat, captured in a mirror?

30 thoughts on “#27 Spending Time with Vincent

  1. Quite a coincidence you should feature this exhibition. I only found out last Friday that it was in Manchester, the nearest city to me – I would have gone but it finished on Saturday and I was away for the weekend anyway. I actually went to the Sistine Chapel exhibition the week before, it was good to be able to see Michelangelo’s paintings up close and in detail and I got some good pics for my blog.

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  2. I’m so glad you got to see that. Wasn’t it spectacular? We saw it in Phoenix a few months ago when our friends were supposed to come to visit and had to cancel. I’m sure you have pictures for many more posts. They make great puzzles as well if you ever get into that.

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