Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has a long history of producing projects that thrill and inspire, and his latest art piece – the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path - illuminated with patterns based on Vincent Van Gogh's painting ‘The Starry Night’ continues the story.
Running 600 meters along the Noord Brabant in the Netherlands where Van Gogh lived from 1883 to 1885, the path is the kind of innovative technology Roosegaard is known for. Coated with a special solar paint to glow after dark, the path illuminates at night with thousands of twinkling LED stones in swirling patterns that mirror the Van Gogh artwork.
Roosegaard considers the path to be "techno-poetry" and believes this method of illumination is more gentle to the eye and surrounding nature than other lighting infrastructure, and creates a connection with cultural history.
The cycle path forms part of the van Gogh cycle route that connect the Vincent Van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, van Gogh’s homeland where the world-famous artist produced his first masterpiece, The Potato Eaters in Nuenen. The area also boasts the Opwettense and Colse watermills that feature his paintings.