Turkish artist creates increadibly realistic Van Gogh paintings on water

This is so beautiful that you might too, as I did, pull out a sketch book and water colours to try a hand in art. There is nothing more fascinating than the strokes of an artist’s brush over as usual a medium as water in the most unusual, exquisite manner to creating something magnificent. Turkish artist Garip Ay uses a traditional Turkish form of art called ebru to recreate Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, the Starry Night and Self-Portrait. The technique, also called marbling, uses thickened water – which was coloured black for this project. In just 20 minutes, the artist meticulously mixes carrageenan (a thickening material) into a bowl of water, drops different coloured oils into it and then using a thin metal rod he “manipulates” the liquid to form the painting. The video is brilliant, and even for those who aren’t much into art would be struck by its sheer art. Once the image is done, he uses a special sheet of paper which he places over the water column and waits for the image to get transferred on the sheet and ready to be framed.

After Van Gogh, he wants to try out other renowned artists whose works inspired him. Fine men, these artists. Then and now.

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