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Greek digital artist Petros Vrellis used openFrameworks to convert the post-impressionist painting into an interactive artwork, where touch-sensitive gestures change the direction of the wind, sprout new buildings, and create ambient background tones. I bet if Van Gogh rolled over in his grave to look at this, it might make him smile a bit. (via creative applications)

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Starry Night (interactive animation)

Starry Night (interactive animation) Try to visualize the flow of the famous painting "Starry Night" of Vincent Van Gogh. The user can interact with the animation. Also, the sound responds to the flow.

Van Gogh Art Projects for Kids: The life and art of Vincent van Gogh is presented in an assembly to make art history come alive. Voice tapes, music lyrics, and van Gogh dress-up props motivate the children to investigate his artistic genius. In their classroom art activities texture is emphasized as they create their own oil pastel masterpieces of A Starry Night.

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Sponge Painting : Van Gogh Starry Night

Exploring art with kids - Sponge painting Van Gogh's Starry night. So much fun!

Artist Craig Alan often uses small figures in his paintings to create the portraits of pop-culture icons including this piece featuring Audrey Hepburn.