Van Gogh In the Instagram Era
Long before we had Instagram, the only way to memorialize yourself in your luxest fineries was by painting a self-portrait. And as youâ€™re probably aware, Vincent van Gogh took a lot of oil-painting selfies back thenâ€”documenting his varying levels of inebriation and earlobe.
Recently, one curious architect/photographer, Tadao Cern, connected the dots and turned one of van Goghâ€™s most famous self-portraits into a stunningly accurate digital-age interpretation and documented the process in a clever video (weâ€™ve got it after the jump). Notably, the neatly-bearded van Gogh and his blogger-blue velvet three-piece donâ€™t look much out of place in todayâ€™s menswear landscape. Weâ€™re looking forward to the full lookbook next fall.
See the original painting and how Cern turned it into a back-to-the-future Insta-selfie:
- — Najib Benouar