Artist Stan Herd works in the medium of fields – using swathes of farmland as the canvases for his original compositions and interpretations of historical art.
His latest work, outside Minneapolis, is a 1.2 acre representation of Vincent Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees”, commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Visible to passengers aboard planes landing and taking off from the nearby airport, took weeks of mowing, planting and earthscaping to create.
Digital artist Petros Vrellis uses openFrameworks to turn Van Gogh’s impressionist classic into a touch, gesture and sound-based interactive – allowing the user to change the wind direction, create ambient tones and conjour buildings.
Tilt-shift photography uses a special lens to give real-world scenes the appearance of miniature models. Still images can be tilt-shifted in Photoshop by adjusting a photograph’s contrast, colour saturation and depth of focus.
Fine art search engine Artcyclopedia recently applied the technique to the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, to fairly spectacular effect.
There’s a 16 image gallery including Starry Night (above) here.
None of these paintings has been added-to or removed-from or had its proportions changed. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus, as you will see.