Hyperrealistic Vincent van Gogh (2 pics)


Has Vincent van Gogh risen from the dead? Not quite.

James Birkbeck is one of those people who loves to transform himself. Using theatrical make-up, he decided to finally take on the one historical figure he felt like he always resembled the most, Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.

Why? "From what I have read about Van Gogh, his personality was similar to mine (except I'm trying to make myself into more of a positive person these days)," he tells us. "So I decided it would be interesting to make myself look even more like him by making myself look like one of his paintings. I actually look more like Vincent's brother Theo, oddly enough."



For comparison, Van Gogh's actual self-portrait

Uncanny and a bit eerie, isn't it? Reminds me of Alexa Meade's acrylic body paintings.

James Birkbeck
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbirkbeck/
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