What's NewImproved graphics and music.
Zoom and pan (with long press).
App DescriptionWatch the iconic flows of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" come to life, in a hypnotic animation! Drive the flows with your hand to create your own variation of the original painting! Listen to the background ambient music, that is also responsive. Have an enchanting experience and re-discover a classic masterpiece.
:::::: REVIEWS ::::::
"Very cool! An interactive animation of van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'."
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art of New York (facebook page)
"Imagine being Vincent Van Gogh. Imagine giving form to 'Starry Night' with your hands. ... Playing the artist instead of the observer is now possible. ... As the viewer drags his finger across the painting, the dashed oil lines react, creating a river-like effect of blues and golds over the night sky. With each brushstroke movement, a soft note of ambient music rings out as well. The work that went into creating such an elaborate piece of art is impressive. Vrellis took a piece with a seemingly unsurpassable amount of artistic merit, and breathed new life into it."
"We find Vrellis' interactive piece enchanting - and even, given Van Gogh's tragic story, emotionally powerful."
"Van Gogh's Starry Night modded into beautiful interactive light and sound show. …This is one of those little projects you wish you could just play with the second you've seen it."
"The effect is so beautiful and mesmerising."
"Beauty through simplicity at its finest and most playful."
Creative Applications Network
"A very fascinating version of ‘Starry Night’... The result is stunning!"
Today and tomorrow
"This interactive version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night seems to be something wholly different and wonderful.”
Colossal art & design
"The work finds success in subtlety.”
"Designer Petros Vrellis adds a whole new dimension with his animated and interactive version of the painting."
Dutch daily news
"The results, which also have a musical soundtrack, are quite stunning."
"This app can function as a lovely example of new possibilities. It's so impressive, allowing everyone to feel like Van Gogh for a few moments."
"This interactive version of van Gogh’s Starry Night is so engaging. When I watch it, I feel like I’m been drawn into the picture, into the swirls of the night sky."
:::::: FEATURES ::::::
- Enchanting animation
- Dynamic interaction
- Two modes (constant speed / cycled speed)
- Customised speed
- Three responsive soundtracks
- Zoom and pan (with long press)
:::::: PREVIEW ::::::
Preview the application here: http://vimeo.com/39353818
:::::: TIPS ::::::
- For best experience, disable "Multitasking Gestures".
- If there is no sound, please check your iPad's side switch (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4085).
- The use of the iOS6 embedded zoom causes the app to stop responding to touches. If you experience this problem, go to: Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom and set it to Off. This small bug will be fixed in the next update.
:::::: SUPPORT ::::::
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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April 20, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
March 14, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
September 26, 2012 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
September 26, 2012 New version 3.0
November 30, -0001 Initial Release