Recreating van Gogh

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Who says that a Vincent van Gogh painting is hard to recreate? Because James Birkbeck has managed to do it by combining two different medias: paint and, ummm, himself.

Birkbeck describes the stunt – which he pulls off with pretty startling accuracy – this way:

“From what I have read about Van Gogh, his personality was similar to mine (except I'm trying to make myself into more of a positive person these days)," he tells us. "So I decided it would be interesting to make myself look even more like him by making myself look like one of his paintings. I actually look more like Vincent's brother Theo, oddly enough."

Check out Birkbeck in paint mode:

And van Gogh's actual work:

See more of Birkbeck's work here.

(Via My Modern Met)

January 20, 2011 - 11:19am
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