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

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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#2

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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Maladicta42
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#9

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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Ariel
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#11

Winnie The Pooh And Piglet

Winnie The Pooh And Piglet

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Sweep the Leg
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isabelle's comment shows people will get offended at just about anything.

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#13

Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings

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#17

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

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#20

Calvin And Hobbes

Calvin And Hobbes

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Melanie Remele
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this one, but it's not on your etsy page.....😭

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#22

Last Unicorn

Last Unicorn

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#24

Pepe Le Pew

Pepe Le Pew

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#26

22 Peanuts Charlie

22 Peanuts Charlie

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#27

Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones

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#28

Spongebob

Spongebob

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DINA SOTO-VARGAS
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

who lives in a pineapple under the sea HAHAHAHHAHAH

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#29

Bedtime Bear

Bedtime Bear

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#30

Piranha Plant Video Game

Piranha Plant Video Game

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El Espejo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The video game has a name we all know. Is it too long to be spelled out?

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#31

Star Wars Death Star

Star Wars Death Star

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#36

Snoopy

Snoopy

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#37

Futurama

Futurama

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#39

Star Trek

Star Trek

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#40

Pinky And The Brain

Pinky And The Brain

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Brandi Reeves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do you want to do tonight, Brain? The same thing we do EVERY night, Pinky. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

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#41

Legend Of Zelda

Legend Of Zelda

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#42

Star Trek

Star Trek

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#43

Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls

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#45

Adventure Time

Adventure Time

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#46

Giza

Giza

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#47

Spaceballs

Spaceballs

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#48

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

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Gaby RamĂ­rez
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ROADS??? Where we're going, we don't need no roads.

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#49

Super Mario

Super Mario

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#50

Ren And Stimpy

Ren And Stimpy

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#52

Video Game

Video Game

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Potterhead Unicorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least the title is better than "Piranha Plant Video Game"

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#53

Beavis And Butthead

Beavis And Butthead

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#54

Super Mario

Super Mario

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#55

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

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#56

Grateful Dead Dancing Bears

Grateful Dead Dancing Bears

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Laura Faso
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always loved the coloers in the painting by Van Gogh a starry night