Van Gogh and the Cursed, under the patronage of the Municipality of Florence, will remain on the bill from 1st August to 11th October 2020 at the Cathedral of the Image, in the complex of Santo Stefano al Ponte. The immersive multimedia show Van Gogh & the cursed, created by Crossmedia Group under the direction of Stefano Fake, is a 60-minute digital story, developed by means of 360-degree multi-projection of very high definition images and the diffusion in Dolby HD of a compelling original soundtrack.

It is a realization that aims to emotionally involve the public in the controversial human and artistic story of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous and beloved artists of all time, to whom the lives and works of some great painters of his time are counterpointed. , united by the troubled existence and non-conformism, evident in the albeit different expressive forms of their artistic production.

Insieme a Vincent van Gogh (Zundert, 1853 - Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890), the artists included in the exhibition are: Paul Cézanne (Aix-en-Provence 1839 - Aix-en-Provence 1906), Paul Gauguin (Paris 1848 - Hiva Oa 1903), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi 1864 - Saint-André-du-Bois 1901), Chaïm Soutine (Smiloviči 1893 - Paris 1942) and the Tuscan Amedeo Modigliani (Livorno 1884 - Paris 1920); in addition to these there will also be works by other contemporary artists who with their works contributed to the representation of Paris at the time.


Thanks to the use of the latest generation technologies put at the service of a contemporary narrative rhythm and language, Van Gogh & the cursed proposes a proactive approach to dissemination that finally becomes spectacular, immersive and experiential, thus meeting the changed needs, habits and attitudes of the public of the third millennium.

The multimedia experience is enriched by an educational / introductory section with infographics and monitors, the workstations with Oculus to experience the 3D virtual reality of a sensory journey inside some famous paintings and the enveloping kaleidoscope of images in the "hall of mirrors. ”, Placed inside the immersive room, which has collected enormous success in all productions starting from Inside Magritte in Milan.

An important role is also played by the music that accompanies and enhances the images. This is the list of songs that make up the multimedia exhibition:


  • Johann Pachelbel, Canon and Gigue in D, ca 1700
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem Mass, Dies Irae, 1874
  • Claude Debussy, Children's Corner, 1907
  • Léo Delibes - Coppélia - Waltz, 1870
  • Jacques Ofenbach, Orpheus in Hell overture, 1858
  • Reynaldo Hahn, A Chloris, 1913
  • Claude Debussy, Prelude No 24, Feux d'artifice, 1909-1913
  • Franz Schubert, Ave Maria, 1825
  • Franz Schubert, Serenade, 1826
  • Antonio Vivaldi, The four seasons, storm, 1725
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Filiae Maestate Jerusalem RV 638
  • Modest Petrovič Musorgsky, One Night on Bald Mountain, 1867
  • George Frideric Handel, Suite for harpsichord in D minor HWV 437, Sarabande, 1733
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, piano sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor, Moonlight sonata, 1801