Goya, one of Spain's greatest artists, goes digital
Rahul Pathak in Madrid

Take the works of one of Spain's greatest artists and combine with cutting-edge technology. The result? A truly unique artistic experience.


An immersive experience

The InGoya exhibition at Madrid's Fernan Gomez Centro Cultural includes more than a thousand images taken from the paintings of Francisco Goya.

The images, some of which have come from private collections, are projected onto 35 different screens allowing visitors to get closer than ever before to the works of the Aragon-born artist.

Yolanda Bergareche, the InGoya director, told CGTN Europe the exhibition was truly immersive.

"I call this an experience, there are no paintings, just projections. What makes this unique is the actual scale. You can enjoy paintings that are 90cm high on 6 meter-tall screens. That's what makes it a fully immersive experience. You experience it on such a large scale that you get inside the art. You see details in the paintings that otherwise wouldn't be impossible.’"


A hit with the public

When CGTN Europe visited, the response from the public was overwhelmingly positive.

One visitor said: "We like the format and we have never been to anything like this before, I think it's a really good way for young people to experience art."

Another added: "For me, I really like the visual impact, the music and the projections. So, for sure, we really like it."

The exhibition has already been a huge hit around the country and is set to be shown abroad next year.

Goya was famous for using the latest technology in his lithographs back in the 1800s. Two centuries on – Goya fans believe the Spaniard would approve of this digital recreation from his finest works. 

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