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Watch 600 Drones Recreate Van Gogh’s Famous Paintings in Dazzling Starry Night Show

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The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh must be one of the most recognizable paintings in Western art.

The original—a rich and mysterious whirl of oil on canvas—is on display at MoMa in New York City. But the version that lit up the sky in China? Well, it’s like no rendition that’s ever been seen before.

A local drone production company partnered with Tianjin University to create the light show called A Tribute to Van Gogh.

To project the painting onto the night sky, 600 drones were deployed—successfully setting a Guinness World Record for the longest animation performed by unmanned aerial vehicles.

The dazzling show lasted 26 minutes and 19 seconds, with the impressive display requiring high-precision positioning technology that coordinated and synchronized the drones.

Watch the video and you’ll see homages not just to The Starry Night, but also Van Gogh’s life-affirming Sunflowers, The Mulberry Tree in Autumn, and Wheat Field with Cypresses.

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3 Comments

  • Mafaz

    Mafaz

    3:50 PM, 24-04-2021

    wow. impressive

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  • Ray Cooney

    Ray Cooney

    9:40 PM, 23-03-2021

    Yes, I wonder if we will see future NYE Celebrations using this technology instead of the old fireworks displays? Only time will tell.

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  • Suvir

    Suvir

    10:41 PM, 19-03-2021

    Drone “fireworks” are becoming more and more impressive

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