Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Toronto (Photo: Courtesy of Immersive Van Gogh)
The enchanting Van Gogh experience that wowed Paris and Toronto is debuting concurrently at different cities in the United States this summer, including Los Angeles and New York City. Like the previous shows, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in NYC will feature state-of-the-art digital projections of the Dutch Post-Impressionist’s sunflowers, self-portraits, and landscapes on the walls, floors, and ceilings.
The Atelier des Lumières digital art center in Paris has recently launched a new exhibition called Van Gogh, Starry Night – an impressive visual and musical installation, honoring the works on Vincent Van Gogh. Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, the exhibition features some of the artist’s most famous works projected onto the art center’s walls by over a hundred projectors and music by composer Luca Longobardi.
Agnieszka Ciszyńska is a Polish woman who just wanted to take some nice photos of her three White Swiss Shepherds in front of some sunflowers – until everything went hilariously off the rails. Everything started out pretty tame and the dogs were happily posing like they’ve done numerous times before. But then they decided to taste the sunflowers they were posing in front of – and found them delicious! Needless to say, it all went downhill from there – but at least Agnieszka took some hilarious photos! She ended up uploading them to Facebook and they were an instant hit.
In a recent interview with Bored Panda, the woman said she never expected her dogs to bring so much joy to others. “And as it turned out, people loved the result—maybe in such hard times, a good laugh is what everybody needs,” pondered Agnieszka.
The woman said they expected “dreamy, beautiful portraits in sunflowers” but soon found out that a sunflower field is quite a difficult place for a photoshoot – especially if you’re not tall enough. “And as big as our dogs are—we had to think of some way to make them reach the flowers. So our friend kindly agreed to be a chair for our dogs,” joked Agnieszka. “Then we thought that Fenris was big enough to pose on his own—but standing on his rear legs, he looked more like a hungry dinosaur than a majestic wolf… We had lots of laughs and some of the pictures came out pretty funny.”
The dogs were happily posing like they’ve done numerous times before
Agnieszka explained that the dogs are very active and friendly. They love all sorts of dog sports – from frisbee to bikejoring. “They are the kind of dogs that follow you everywhere, want to be a part of everything you do (and yes, you can forget about going to the bathroom alone),” explained the woman.
The woman explained that their whole life is about their dogs. “There are months that we have some sort of competition every weekend—our dogs love it and are very good at it,” says Agnieszka. “When we relax—we relax together, when we go on vacation—we go together. Our social media is not only about nice pictures—we want everyone to remember that dogs are family and that they should be part of the most important moments in life.”
The family’s biggest adventure so far happened around a year ago when they spent 6 months traveling around Europe with the whole pack. “We visited 13 countries, swam in the lakes and seas, hiked through mountains, slept on a beach in a tent, visited big cities and places where we couldn’t find another living soul,” says Agnieszka. “It was sometimes challenging, but amazing and it was the best time of our lives.”
One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!