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39 Van Gogh-Inspired Innovations

From Dark Sky Manicures to Famous Painter Pastries

— October 29, 2011 — Art & Design
These Van Gogh-inspired innovations are a testament to the lasting impact this troubled artist had on the creative community.

The emotional intensity of his work and the survival of literally hundreds of his own personal letters has made exploring his pieces an act of great intimacy. As famous as his paintings were, the evident humanity and the tragedy of Van Gogh's circumstances somehow make his work all the more affecting. Never selling a single painting in his lifetime, Van Gogh has become a relatable icon to struggling artists everywhere.

Van Gogh's aesthetics have appeared on everything from light switches to cakes. His masterpiece Starry Night, which he painted while in a mental institution, now finds itself swathed on the slight frames of runway models. The painting has also been recreated using bacon. Although some of these homages seem to make light of the Van Gogh's contribution to the art world, in every instance his work was thoughtfully selected by the creator. The point is that even the strangest emulations were crafted as a celebration of the man who achieved the highest level of emotional expression on canvas.

These Van Gogh-inspired innovations demonstrate the lasting impression of this amazing artist.
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Porktastic Paintings
Porktastic Paintings
This Bacon Starry Night is a Culinary Carnivorous Creation
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Porky Post-Impressionism
Porky Post-Impressionism
Van Gogh for Breakfast Recreates a Painted Masterpiece in Meat
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Prosaic Portraits
Prosaic Portraits
Huy Lam Uses Repeated Phrases to Create His Images of Icons
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Mugs With Ears
Mugs With Ears
The Dear Van Gogh Mug by Mike Mak is Always There to Listen
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Van Gogh-Inspired Illuminators
Van Gogh-Inspired Illuminators
The Starry Night Lamp Recreates the Classic Work of an Artist
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Van Gogh's Final Painting
Van Gogh's Final Painting
$34M at Sotheby's
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Famous Face Designs
Famous Face Designs
This Andy Alcala Diggin' FaceArtists Collection Brings Paintings to Life
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Iconic Money Interpretations
Iconic Money Interpretations
The James Charles Currency Manipulations are Humor-Infused
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Polo Shirt Self-Portraits
Polo Shirt Self-Portraits
The Van Gogh Mosaic from Onward Kashiyama Co. is a Preppy Piece of Art
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Comparing Cars to Fine Art
Comparing Cars to Fine Art
Lexus Campaign Recreates Warhol, Dali and Van Gogh
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Vincent Van Gogh Vodka
Vincent Van Gogh Vodka
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Painter-Tribute Photography
Painter-Tribute Photography
Starry Night by Alex Ruiz Pays Homage to Vincent van Gogh
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Macabre Intercoms
Macabre Intercoms
'Kutuzov's Eye' Welcomes Visitors & Freaks Out the Mailman
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Famous Portraits Made of Sushi
Famous Portraits Made of Sushi
Ken Kawasumi's "Sunflowers"
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Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Instant Artsy Rain Shields
Van Gogh Automatic Umbrella Keeps You Dry in Style
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Coiled Paper Paintings
Coiled Paper Paintings
Quilled Starry Night is Full of Vibrancy and Movement Like the Original
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Hidden Art
Hidden Art
New Vincent Van Gogh Revealed by Scientists
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Revamped Revolutionary Art
Revamped Revolutionary Art
Tilt Shift Van Gogh by Serena Malyon is a Photoshopped Classic
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Artsy Mobile Decals
Artsy Mobile Decals
The SlickWraps Starry Night iPhone Skin is a Masterpiece
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Catastrophic Classic Canvases
Catastrophic Classic Canvases
These Impressionist Travelart Ads Encourage Cultural Excursions
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Van Gogh Action Figure
Van Gogh Action Figure
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Famous Painter Pastries
Famous Painter Pastries
'Starry Night' Cake Honors Van Gogh's Masterpiece
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Miniaturized Famous Paintings
Miniaturized Famous Paintings
The 'Tilt-Shift Van Gogh' Series Brings Life to Static Images
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Muppetized Impressionist Paintings
Muppetized Impressionist Paintings
Hillary White Infuses Pop Culture Icons into Classic Works
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Guerrilla Rubber Duckies
Guerrilla Rubber Duckies
Famous Paintings "With Extra Ducks"
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Geeky Christmas Ornaments
Geeky Christmas Ornaments
House of Mouse Makes Nerdy, Artsy and Fashionable Mice
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Fine Art Switchplates
Fine Art Switchplates
DaVinci, Monet and Michelangelo Shed New Light on Design
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Skulls Made of 200,000 Cigarette Packs
Skulls Made of 200,000 Cigarette Packs
Killer Art by Chris Jordan
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Embroidered Bread
Embroidered Bread
Wonder Bread Embroidery Gets the Van Gogh Treatment
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Handsy Photography
Handsy Photography
Jan von Holleben Mimics Legendary Artists With "The Great Masters"
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Hyperreal Artist Portraits
Hyperreal Artist Portraits
James Birkbeck Transforms into Vincent Van Gogh
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Fruity Famous Faces
Fruity Famous Faces
Artsy Watermelon Carvings, From Van Gogh to Baseball Heroes
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Van Gogh Inspired Fashion
Van Gogh Inspired Fashion
Max Azria's Starry Night Gown
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Superhero Expressionist Paintings
Superhero Expressionist Paintings
The Dark Starry Night Transforms Bruce Wayne into Classy Art
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Watermelon Art
Watermelon Art
Takashi Itoh's Carvings
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Dark Sky Manicures
Dark Sky Manicures
This Tutorial for Van Gogh Nail Art Features a Starry Night
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Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Mattel Releases Fine Art Barbies Based on Art History
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Disney-Inspired Designs
Disney-Inspired Designs
The Rodarte Spring 2012 Collection Takes Influence from Sleeping Beauty
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Humanizing Famous Portraits
Humanizing Famous Portraits
Untooneds by Mataleone
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