Turkish artist Garip Ay has recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” using a paper marbling technique, and the result is incredible. A video of Ay, 32, creating the artwork has gone viral, not only because the technique is so unusual but also because his recreation of Van Gogh’s work is spot on.
The ancient technique, known as ebru, involves swirling paint in a bowl of water before transferring the pigment onto a piece of paper.
According to Ay’s blog, ebru “can be described as painting on water. Patterns are formed on the surface of water which has had substances added to it to increase the viscosity; the patterns are then transferred to paper. The results of this process are unique and it is never possible to achieve the same design again.”
Check out the video below:
Ay has been part of numerous international exhibitions, workshops and seminars in Turkey, the Persian Gulf, Scandinavia, Russia and the United States.
Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889. It’s one of the most recognized paintings in the world and is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.