Digital Art, Starry Night and New Year’s Eve

I found the perfect piece of digital art for a New Year’s Eve quick post. It’s a 3D recreation of one of my favourite paintings by Van Gogh: Starry Night. This painting was done while Van Gogh was in an Asylum at Saint-Remy in 1889. It portrays his view and perception of the surroundings during the night, although he only painted it during the day. Even though it was done while the artist was suffering from a major crisis (he suffered from mental health problems: paranoia, hallucinations, depression…), what involves sadness and despair, this starry night always brought me a feeling of peace, serenity, harmony and comfort. And I’m sure it was also a way for him to find some peace of mind and tranquillity.

This work was recreated in Second Life (the famous 3D virtual world) by Robbie Dingo. The soundtrack is the “Vincent” song by Don McLean that starts precisely with “Starry, Starry Night…”

Enjoy it and may your New Year’s Eve be a starry night, full of hope and new ways of seeing the world and feeling life.

Happy New Year!

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