12 February 2012

Starry Night - Van Gogh's Masterpiece as Interactive Animation

It’s one of the most famous paintings on the planet so you may well ask what more could be done with one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Never one to leave a question hanging in the air Petros Vrellis has created this interactive version of Starry Night.

Purists would argue that there was absolutely nothing to add to this most sublime of paintings – and they would be right.  Yet this is almost tangential to the original – or at least so distanced that the onlooker does not see this as a mischievous 21st century violation.  It allows one to do, perhaps, what one has always wished to do – to interact with the painting. Also, the sound responds to the flow. The animation was made with openframeworks.