29 July 2015 will witness the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s Death. Following the huge success of the exhibition in Shanghai, Singapore, Turkey, US, Israel, Chile, Italy and Russia, the ‘Van Gogh Alive- The Experience’ will be staged at the Hangzhou Creative Design Center to give adults and children an unforgettable multi-sensory encounter. The exhibition will be on display from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Despite being afflicted by poverty and sickness during most of his lifetime, Van Gogh’s work presents his colorful and sensitive inner world that weaves itself out in his paintings, and to fully demonstrate the features of Van Gogh’s paintings, new and expressive visual technologies have been employed.
Breaking the norm of traditional museum and art gallery numbers, the exhibition boasts of 3000 Van Gogh images on display at an enormous scale, presented on giant screens, ceilings, walls, columns and the floors with the accompaniment of vibrant music. Instead of tiptoeing and viewing from afar, visitor can view the paintings close up and intimately. Photographs and videos show augmented versions of his work to enable visitors to better explore sources of his inspiration.
Spring is here and so is the 2017 “Intoxicating Springtime” – Hangzhou Outdoor Leisure Season which, in the following three months, will provide the city with over 50 springtime outdoor experiences and tour itineraries. With six themes to choose from such as child-parent, flower viewing, games and sports, spring couldn’t be livelier.
The annual time for picking Longjing green tea leaves, one of the top ten renowned teas of China, has begun in Hangzhou and everywhere tea farmers are now busy picking and hand frying the famous leaves. If you wanted to take a sneak peek at how the farmers meticulously pick their verdant leaves from bushes nestled in undulating hills, or if you wanted to sample, at first hand, this year’s Longjing variety, then head to the following three tea villages which are known for their tea, tea culture and tea-related tourist attractions.