Friday, February 10, 2012

Van Gogh's Starry Night Is Alive!

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

Petros Vrellis, artist and programmer, has brought Van Gogh's painting, Starry Night, to life. Utilizing a particle systems approach, Vrellis enables interaction by user touch to affect the dynamic fluid field the brushstroke reside in. The result is a painting that seems alive via touch. The accompanying sound is generated by sampling the fluid movement via MIDI, creating an atmospheric ambient score.

I wish this was on the iPad.


  1. How cool is this? Thx for sharing!!

  2. Thanks for posting this!

    I'm almost finished reading (88%) the new biography by Naifeh and White on van Gogh by two Pulitzer Prize winning graduates of Harvard Law School.

    Their book took ten years to write and the 1500 pages of footnotes were so lengthy they had to be posted online.

    Their detailed forensic study forced them to conclude that Vincent probably did NOT commit suicide.