Interactive Starry Night App Comes To iPadBy: Shaylin Clark - March 30, 2012
Last month artist Petros Vrellis gained a bit of notoriety for his interactive animation of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting. The painting could be manipulated by touch, allowing the user to change the flow of the painting’s animation however they wanted. After a few seconds, the painting reverted to normal. Interestingly, the accompanying music also changed based on the user’s manipulation of the image.
When the interactive painting was first noticed, there were numerous calls for Vrellis to turn it into an app. To the delight of the original painting’s fans, he did just that. Check out a video of it below.
The app is currently available for Apple’s iPad. It is a $1.99 download in the App Store. Unfortunately, based on the reviews, it does not appear to have retina display graphics (at least not yet). The functionality is the same. The user touches the painting to change the animation’s flow, and the accompanying music responds as the image is manipulated.
While $2 may seem a little steep for an app like this, sometimes it’s worth paying a little extra to reward someone for creating something cool. Head on over and out the app, then let us know what you think in the comments.