Who would have thought that the most adept at pirating Vincent Van Gogh’s works would be, well, Van Gogh, himself? Apparently the master painter had a penchant for copying his own works to perfection, according to the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition that showcased his artistic process of copying himself. It’s fascinating.
We featured Ursus Wehrli’s obsessive-compulsive art a few months back, and if you enjoyed these as much as us, you should really check out his Tidying Up Art series, which is a riot in deconstructive act: here he tidies up the contents of famous art pieces. We’re especially impressed by his extra-neat rendition of Van Gogh’s Bedroom.
Hardware store owner David Goldberg found a creative way to put his old, outdated doorknob collection to good use. He created a mural of Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ out of hundreds of his unused doorknobs instead of selling them for scrap metal. Goldberg’s mural can be found in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland.
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz entitles this series, Pictures of Magazines 2. He bases his torn, blended and formed magazine scraps on iconic paintings by such artists as Edouard Manet, Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and other fore-fathers of art. The patience required is immense.