Van Gogh’s Starry Night gets an interactive touch by Petros Vrellis

While during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting, post his demise the popularity and demand for his works has only risen with each day. Art lovers and connoisseurs across the globe today vie for original Van Gogh creations. Among the artist’s many masterpieces, “Starry Night” is probably the most sought after and most replicated. One can find a number of versions of this beautiful painting depicting the night sky with 11 glittering stars. And the latest rendition of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to have caught our eye is this high-tech version created by Greek artist Petros Vrellis. Courtesy of the Greek artist’s ingeniousness, now everyone can try their hand at doodling and creating their own version of “Starry Night.”

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With open-source C++ toolkit openFrameworks, the artist has created an interactive template of “Starry Night.” By dragging your finger across the touch interface of this high-tech creation, you can watch as the dashed oil lines react to your touch to create a river-like effect of blues and gold’s over the night sky. What is more, a soft note of music rolls out at every brushstroke movement.
A truly breathtaking piece, this is one piece of high-tech art that every art collector would love to own.

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