Watch the iconic flows of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" come to life, in a hypnotic animation! Drive the flows with your hand to create your own variation of the original painting! Listen to the background ambient music, which is also responsive. Have an enchanting experience and re-discover a classic masterpiece.
"Starry Night interactive" is offered freely as a trial. You can upgrade to the full version, that additionally offers:
- Unlimited interaction
- Customised speed controls
- Immersive 3D zoom and pan
- Dreamy/creative mode
- Two more responsive soundtracks
::::: STARRY NIGHT INTERACTIVE IN THE NEW MEDIA ART WORLD :::::
"Starry Night interactive" was hosted in various new-media art exhibitions around the world. It was also very positively reviewed by MOMA, Huffington Post, CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo and more:(http://artof01.com/vrellis/works/starry_night.html)
"Very cool! An interactive animation of van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'."
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art of New York (facebook page)
"Imagine being Vincent Van Gogh. Imagine giving form to 'Starry Night' with your hands. ... Playing the artist instead of the observer is now possible. ... As the viewer drags his finger across the painting, the dashed oil lines react, creating a river-like effect of blues and golds over the night sky. With each brushstroke movement, a soft note of ambient music rings out as well. The work that went into creating such an elaborate piece of art is impressive. Vrellis took a piece with a seemingly unsurpassable amount of artistic merit, and breathed new life into it."
"We find Vrellis' interactive piece enchanting - and even, given Van Gogh's tragic story, emotionally powerful."
"Van Gogh's Starry Night modded into beautiful interactive light and sound show. …This is one of those little projects you wish you could just play with the second you've seen it."
"The effect is so beautiful and mesmerising."
"Beauty through simplicity at its finest and most playful."
Creative Applications Network
"A very fascinating version of ‘Starry Night’... The result is stunning!"
Today and tomorrow
"This interactive version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night seems to be something wholly different and wonderful.”
Colossal art & design
"The work finds success in subtlety.”
"Designer Petros Vrellis adds a whole new dimension with his animated and interactive version of the painting."
Dutch daily news
"The results, which also have a musical soundtrack, are quite stunning."
"This app can function as a lovely example of new possibilities. It's so impressive, allowing everyone to feel like Van Gogh for a few moments."
"If Vincent had the tools that we have today, this is the work that he would have created."
"Utterly beautiful to look at and interact with ... positively delightful, both peaceful and wondrous with a similarly attractive musical score. ... Using a finger to ripple through the artwork is a mesmerising experience. ... It makes art accessible for the masses and brings it to life for children."
::::: INSTRUCTIONS :::::
- Touch to interact
- 'Long-press' for pan/zoom
- 'Double-tap' for options
::::: VAN GOGH'S MASTERPIECE STARRY NIGHT :::::
The Starry Night is an oil painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June, 1889, a year before his death, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. Starry night is regarded as among Van Gogh's finest works, and one of the most recognized monuments in the history of Western culture.
Van Gogh' himself wrote about "Starry night": "Looking at the stars always makes me dream. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star."