Eye Candy – Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Greek digital artist Petros Vrellis used openFrameworks to create an interactive template of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. The touch interface which Vrellis created allows the viewer to repaint the piece of art.

As the viewer drags their finger across the painting, the dashed oil lines, Van Gogh’s signature style, react creating a river-like effect over the night sky. With each brush-stroke movement, a soft note of ambient music rings out too.

Vrellis’ technique has allowed an already beautiful piece of art, to take on a new life and creativity for the observer to enjoy and interact with.

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