For the first time ever, five of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” paintings will be (almost) together.
The famous paintings from all over the globe will be displayed for an exhibit through Facebook Live.
Beginning at 12:50 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, the five paintings from the National Gallery in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa of Art in Tokyo will be united.
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The paintings will be discussed and narrated individually by Willem Van Gogh, the great-grandson of Van Gogh's brother, Theo. The discussion will comprise five consecutive 15-minute Facebook Live broadcasts, starting with the National Gallery in London at 12:50 p.m. (EDT) and ending with with the Neue Pinakothek in Munich and Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa of Art in Tokyo at 2:10 p.m (EDT).
VR technology and a CGI will be used to make the paintings appear as though they are all in one room. Viewers will be able to either interact on Gear VR or see the exhibition as a 360 video on Facebook.
Philadelphia’s live video will begin at 1:50 p.m.