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Forget about starry nights and sunflowers—perhaps the most compelling of Vincent Van Gogh’s works are his self-portraits. With the well-executed Van Gogh, you’ll get a chance to catch a glimpse of almost all of them in under 60 seconds.

Philip Scott Johnson’s video, which morphs each painting seamlessly into the next (accompanied by Bach piano), creates not only a narrative connecting these works of art, but also provides the added illusion that you’re the artist turning his head from side to side. Van Gogh was apparently fond of self-portraiture (he reportedly painted himself 37 times between 1886 and 1889), and though it’s interesting to see his look change (beards, hats, pipes), the haunting look in his eyes remains precisely the same.

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