It's no secret that we find various iterations and renditions of Van Gogh's Starry Night both impressive and amusing. We've seen it recreated in bacon, and made out of doorknobs, but if you've never seen Van Gogh's famous work painted in wonderful detail driving down the road on the way to the grocery store, we've got a few Starry Night vehicles below with which you can fill that void in your life.
With all the different, extremely impressive renditions of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night we've seen, it starts to make you wonder if Starry Night is actually that impressive, since everyone on the Internet seems to be able to recreate it. However talented everyone on the Internet seems to be, it's still a pretty piece upon which to gaze, and this rendition of Starry Nightcreated entirely out of doorknobs sure is a creative medium with which to recreate Van Gogh's work.
The trick to building with dominoes is incredible patience. Nobody embodies this more than YouTube user FlippyCat. In this rather amazing video, FlippyCat creates and then demolishes a surprisingly accurate version of Van Gogh's famous Starry Night. With dominoes. All total, the effort took about 11 hours. Fortunately, the video is sped up and mistakes are few. The couple of times required to reset the accidental releases are painful to watch because it's impossible not to empathize. One can only imagine how frustrating it would have been had the entire thing been knocked prematurely. That's the hazards of working with a material designed to fall down. In other words, I guess that's the way the domino tumbles.
There's no denying that Van Gogh's Starry Night is a beautiful painting, but I am starting to wonder about the mesmeric power it seems to have over people. One seen, viewers are moved to carve it on to pumpkins, make it into a cake, or transform it into a gorgeous interactive experience. This last point was the work of Petros Vrellis who used OpenFrameworks to turn the painting into a swirling tide of some 80,000 digital particles that flow across a touch screen. Users can change the flow of the painting with their fingers, triggering aetheric tones, and watch as the particles slowly return to their original form. It's a stunning achievement, and best viewed in motion. See the video, after the break.
In case you hadn't noticed, we're pretty big fans of Van Gogh's Starry Night. Or rather, we're really big fans of the seemingly endless parade of homages to the painting, made on whiteboards, pumpkins, and now: Various spices and foodstuffs. This tasty looking interpretation is the creation of photographer Kelly Mccollam who crafted her work out of spices, food coloring, and potato chips. She says that Van Gogh is her favorite painter and that it only felt natural to create this piece, as well as other delicious re-imaginings of Van Gogh's work.
See more spicy paintings, after the break.
The latest in our hard-hitting, breaking Starry Night coverage is the above rendition of Van Gogh's apparently very reproducible painting. This time, on a whiteboard in black and white. The thin lines in the above interpretation give the piece an even more Tim Burton look than the original, especially in the sky portion.
This in Van Gogh's famous Starry Night carved on a pumpkin, courtesy of your friends at the Museum of Modern Art. No, we will not stop until every rendition of Starry Night has been documented.
Remember paper quilling that picture of a parrot in elementary school art class, and how when you found it years later in the attic, you thought it was kind of cool, but you'd never spend so much time meticulously rolling and placing bits of paper ever again? Well, maybe artist Susan Myers' gorgeous paper quilled recreation of Van Gogh's Starry Night will get your quilling juices flowing. Or maybe you'd just like to stick with your bacon art.