Glowing Van Gogh Bicycle Path by Daan Roosegaarde



This video shows Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s cycle path, illuminated with patterns based on Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night, in Nuenen.

The surface of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark.

Forming part of the Van Gogh cycle route through the Dutch province of Noord Brabant, where the artist was born and raised, the kilometre-long section of path illuminates in swirling patterns that reference his 1889 painting of a night-time scene.

Roosegaarde told Dezeen that this method of illumination is “more gentle to the eye and surrounding nature” than other lighting infrastructure, and creates a “connection with cultural history”.

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