One accident inspired painter Aja Kusick to create a wonderful series that mashes up pop culture elements with expressive van Gogh's style.


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Everything started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja's painting of the Eiffel Tower as Van Gogh's. However, the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 and Van Gogh died in 1890, having spent his last years in the south of France, so it's very unlikely that he even saw the iconic tower.

Kusick decided to take this further and have fun out of the situation; she asked herself "What else did Van Gogh not see?" Thus, the "Van Gogh Never" series was born. From Snoopy, relaxing under the swirling sky to an even more colorful and vibrant Super Mario world. All of these paintings are available on Aja's Etsy shop in multiple dimensions, starting from a $8 5x5 inch one.

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#1 Totoro

Totoro

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Cassie 4 months ago

Oh, Totoro! I love this! <3

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#2 Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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Maladicta42 4 months ago

Do do do do do do doooooo doooooo doo do do doo do doooooooo

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#4 Spirited Away No Face

Spirited Away No Face

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Maladicta42 4 months ago

This would be really cool also in the style of The Scream

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#5 Last Unicorn

Last Unicorn

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WaffleWarrior 4 months ago

I used to watch that movie ALL THE TIME!!! 😃 Glad someone else knows it!

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#8 Lion King

Lion King

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Lara B. 4 months ago

It's the circle of life :)

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#9 Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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Ariel 4 months ago

I agree Maladicta42, I don't see it as close enough to be 'mistaken for a Van Gogh' as the title says.

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#10 Doctor Who

Doctor Who

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Ryan Hanna 4 months ago

Should have been the tardis exploding

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