Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and “Self Portrait” Painted on Dark Water, Using a Traditional Turkish Art Form

And now for some­thing a lit­tle whim­si­cal and fun.

Above, watch artist Garip Ay use a tra­di­tion­al Turk­ish art form, known as Ebru art, or mar­bling, to paint Van Gogh’s ‘Star­ry Night’ and ‘Self-Por­trait’ on water. Mar­bling, Ay told ABC News, is “the prac­tice of apply­ing paint to the sur­face of thick­ened water and cre­at­ing pat­terns and images by manip­u­lat­ing the paint.” “The water, in addi­tion to being thick­ened by car­rageenan pow­der, was col­ored black for this project.” Give the video four short min­utes, and you can watch Ay’s project unfold. Find many more mar­bling videos on the artist’s web­site.

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via ABC News/The Kids Should See This

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