How art and technology combine for a deeper Goya experience
Art lovers visiting Madrid can enjoy #INGOYA – an immersive experience of Goya’s work.
It is not only an exhibition but an immersion in more than a thousand images of the Spanish painter.
It claims to be a perfect alliance between art and technology to allow you to enjoy the canvases of the brilliant Aragonese painter from the inside.
Visitors are welcome, from children to experienced art connoisseurs.
The use of advanced techniques in computer graphics allows visitors to see enlarged details of paintings in which the texture of the brushstrokes, the small strokes that go unnoticed, the expressions and movements of the characters and the stories behind each artwork can all be enjoyed.
Yolanda Bergareche is the curator of #INGOYA.
“Our goal is that whoever enters here first finds a didactic room, where – in five blocks, with very short words – we present to them who Goya was and why he is such an important and recognized figure in world painting”, she explains. .
“And then you go to the emotional room, where the screenings and the soundtrack begin, and you start to feel a wave of emotion wash over you. It’s very moving.
“You see all his work, you see how we grouped the children he paints, how we grouped the women, how we grouped the portraits of power or of war … bullfighting … his last period in Bordeaux where he kept saying “I’m still learning” … that he was always curious about everything. “
The immersive experience is accompanied by a selection of musical pieces by classical composers such as Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados and Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini.
The Cervantes Institute collaborated on the event – with its first location in Granada, which, despite the pandemic, was visited by tens of thousands of people, the main authorities of the city and the surrounding region and more than 1 000 children and adolescents from educational centers.
The exhibition is visible until January 16 at the Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa.