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This Van Gogh-Inspired Swimming Pool Lets You Swim in the ‘Starry Night’ Sky

Van Gogh Starry Night Swimming Pool by Amancay Murales

Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night is one of the most iconic paintings from art history, and it continues to inspire artists today. From embroidery designs to LEGO sets, the painting has been modernized and reinterpreted many times. However, the latest Starry Night-inspired creation takes the famous image to a whole new scale. Buenos Aires-based artists Camila Despalanques and Rocío Fernández (of Amancay Murales) painted the bottom of a swimming pool to mimic Van Gogh's swirling brushstrokes.

A swimming pool seems a fitting choice as the mural’s canvas, given the wave-like patterns of Van Gogh’s sky. The 7 x 3.5 meter (22 x 11 feet) piece was hand-painted over the course of several days, and features tons of beautiful details. Despalanques and Fernández started with a vibrant blue-colored base, and began adding the elements of the famous night sky, including the moon, stars, and swirling formations. The artists even included the painting’s flame-shaped trees on the sides of the basin.

When the pool is filled with water, the mural's brushstrokes should look as though they’re flowing, rippling, and twisting right before your eyes. Perhaps this is close to how Van Gogh saw the sky as he was painting it from his room at the mental health hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Check out the Van Gogh-inspired swimming pool below. For those who are lucky enough to use it, it would feel like swimming in the sky!

Artists Camila Despalanques and Rocío Fernández (of Amancay Murales) painted the bottom of a swimming pool to mimic Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.

Van Gogh Starry Night Swimming Pool by Amancay MuralesVan Gogh Starry Night Swimming Pool by Amancay Murales

When filled with water, the brushstrokes swirl and twist right before your eyes.

Van Gogh Starry Night Swimming Pool by Amancay Murales

 

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Watch how the artists painted the design.

 

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Here's another version they made from 2019.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Amancay Murales.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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