Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transformed Into Touch-Sensitive Interactive Artwork

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transformed Into Touch-Sensitive Interactive Artwork

Digital artist Petros Vrellis recreates the iconic artwork for the 21st century.

Kyana Gordon
  • 10 february 2012

Using openFrameworks, Greek digital artist and electrical engineer, Petros Vrellis, created an interactive version of Vincent van Gogh’s post-impressionist painting, ‘Starry Night’. Swirling patterns of color are set into motion, as a touch-sensitive interface alters the image, animating the night sky by sending the flow of the wind into a different direction. With a MIDI interface, a soft ambient tone accompanies the fluid movements. Watch mesmerized as a classic work of art is transformed into a playful piece of digital art, yet returns to its original glory when left untouched.

Petros Vrellis


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