If you’ve repeatedly caught yourself falling in love with Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (it’s hard not to, right?) don’t miss this stunning recapture of it on pigmented dark water.
Created by the Turkish artist Garip Ay using an ancient art technique from Turkey known as Ebru or paper marbling, one can see how smoothly The Starry Night is brought alive in this aqueous solution.
The final result bears a striking similarity to the original masterpiece, replete with its electrifying color palette, genius composition, and those otherworldly swirls.
The complete video released by the artist has been creating waves online ever since it was uploaded on YouTube in June this year.
Turning into a major viral sensation, the video has so far clocked in close to 2 million views on YouTube and Facebook combined.
In fact, fueled by its online popularity the video has also been covered by news reporters worldwide, from France to South Korea, giving a major boost to this traditional art technique of Ebru, besides the artist, Garip Ay of course.
Ebru or paper marbling is an artistic technique in which smooth patterns similar to a marble are produced in an aqueous solution. Liquid colors are used to draw these beautiful patterns on this solution using a pen-like tool. The pattern thus produced is then transferred to a fabric or a paper.
The reason why these colors float on the solution and remain stable in their set pattern is due to the difference in viscosity between these two liquid layers.
Okay so without further ado, here’s the complete video for you! 🙂
A Litle Tit-bit About Van Gogh’s The Starry Night
One of the most well-known and admired works of art, Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night is not just renowned for its artistic genius but also for its equally enigmatic background. The Starry Night depicts the view from the asylum where Van Gogh checked in after experiencing a mental breakdown.
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