Turning NYC into a Moving Van Gogh Painting

We’ve seen a lot of hypnotic time lapse videos such as this awesome temple festival, but it doesn’t get much better than a “flowing” New York City and with all due respect, Vincent Van Gogh was one of the greatest painting masters to have ever graced the universe, but brilliant artist Danil Krivoruchko has just shown that you don’t need the talent of Van Gogh to create stunning art.

Using a high-tech computer algorithm developed by researchers at Cornwall University, Krivoruchko showed that even though using the Prisma app is still cool, you don’t have to do 80 hours of edge-by-edge iPad photography to create videos in the styles of famous artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh.

Instead, you only need an artificial neural network that can turn a NYC time lapse video into some sort of a moving Van Gogh or Picasso painting. Its far cry from the exhaustive route of using the frame-by-frame iPad cinematography.

Just in case you wanted to do it yourself, Krivoruchko uploaded both the original time lapse and the Van Gogh transformed version of NYC to enable you grasp some of the points. You will however, have to use some serious processing power and have some skills to do the cool after effects editing to reach this fascinating level.

But in the mean time we’re just going to sit back and soak in the “reskinned” NYC version.