Vincent Van Gogh drone light show breaks world record

A drone light show that depicted the life of Vincent Van Gogh broke the Guinness World Record for the longest animation performed by drones. The show counted 600 unmanned aircraft and lasted 26 minutes and 19 seconds.

Vincent Van Gogh drone show breaks world record

The record-breaking drone show was created by EFYI Group of and supported by Tianjin University, using 600 Agile Bee II drones. The 600- lasted 26 minutes and 19 seconds and took place in December at a temperature of 18° Fahrenheit.

Some examples of the Dutch post-impressionist painter’s most famous artworks that were recreated in the sky were the sunflowers, a starry night with a crescent moon, a Mulberry tree in autumn, and a self-portrait in a straw hat.

The drone light show tried to mimic Van Gogh’s style of painting which used bold, dramatic brush strokes to express emotion and add a feeling of movement, broken, swirling lines to suggest the movement of the wind through the sky and short, circular lines around the stars and moon to create a twinkling effect. At the end of the drone show, Van Gogh’s mental illness was referenced, reported AV Magazine.

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