Van Gogh’s Starry Night – Amazing lighting installation
Serbian artists Ivana Jelić and Pavle Petrović have reimagined Van Gogh’s famous painting, The Starry Night, as an LED installation over the canals of Amsterdam.
Their aiming was to highlight the issue of light pollution in urban areas.
To make the installation, a series of illuminating 1,400 acrylic rods illuminated are used to emulate Van Gogh’s impasto brushstrokes.
The rods formed a large-scale reproduction of a magnified section of the star-filled night sky featured in the renowned artwork.
By altering the medium of The Starry Night from a painting depicting natural light to an artificial light installation, Jelić and Petrović aimed to deliver a new message regarding the issue of light pollution in cities, and the importance of “proper lighting system design”.
Images courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden