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Digitally reimagining the night of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”

Posted by / July 8, 2012


We’ll never know exactly what Vincent Van Gogh saw that inspired him to paint “The Starry Night,” but Alex Ruiz takes a delightful stab at guessing in his digital interpretation of the night that famous work was born.

According to the digital concept artist:

This is an homage to him, and to his painting, one of my all time favorites. We see him standing here, looking up at the night sky…probably in awe, as he wondered how he would capture the beauty he saw. As well, this was the view from the sanitarium he was staying at, as it’s well known that the poor guy was quite mentally troubled.

The size of the objects has been altered to lend a mystical quality to an otherwise realistic work, but what’s art without a little magic?

Full story at Fine Art America via io9.

Digital art.

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  • Nik

    I love it~ awesome job!

  • Interesting outlook!