Van Gogh's is undoubtedly one of the most immediately recognizable self-portraits in the world. And it's this familiarity with the impressionist painting that makes Lithuanian architect and photographer Tadao Cern's digital recreation so haunting.

Seeing what should be a dreamy, swirling image with such clarity and realism is jarring, but it's also kind of incredible to catch a glimpse of how Van Gogh may have actually looked in real life.


This video shows you firsthand how Cern morphed Van Gogh's masterpiece into the mildly creepy and certainly remarkable photo above. [The Atlantic]

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