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The image of Van Gogh brought deafening popularity to the Australian artist

Australian artist Matthew Butterworth became known to the whole world after he decided to use his resemblance to the post-impressionist master Vincent Van Gogh. Wearing a straw hat, blue pants and a jacket, he gave a performance in front of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. These days there is an exhibition "Van Gogh and the seasons."“Free Selfie with Van Gogh (Double),” read the sign next to which the imitator was walking.

As acknowledged by Butterworth himself, the result stunned him. He arrived at 10 o'clock in the morning, and over the next hour and a half he posed for 147 times - two shots every minute.
“A crowd of people lined up to take a picture with me. Random strangers hugged me, ”he later told the BBC interview.
Photo: Instagram / @not_van_gogh

The photos from his performance were published in social networks on the @not_van_gogh account with the hashtag #notvangogh and stopped only when the battery was dead on his phone.Photo: Instagram / @ not_van_gogh Matthew Butterworth is on the short list of applicants for the Footscray Art Prize, established by the University of Victoria, Futtsrey Art Center and a number of other organizations. In case of his winnings, the artist promised to transfer 10 thousand Australian dollars (7.4 thousand US dollars) to him for charitable purposes. Recall that in June this year at the International Animated Films Festival in Annecy, the premiere of the long-awaited tape “With Love, Vincent ”Dedicated to the life and mysterious death of the master. See trailers, new shots, photos and read the story about the potential “hit of the season - 2017” in our separate material.On the left - actor Daniel Baker, on the right - self-portraits. Not only portrait painters wrote self-portraits. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more Van Gogh from the OrsayAustralian Museum would probably have been a strong contender in the I Am Vincent competition held last year by the artist Douglas Kupland. The winner was the British actor Daniel Baker, who bypassed two candidates from Sweden - Petter Samuelson and Ivar Arpi - and Robert Reynolds from New York. The latter has become something of an Internet sensation after his trip to the subway in the image of Van Gogh. The initiator of the contest made a 3-D scan and a bronze bust of the leader. Butterworth told ABC Radio Melbourne that he plans to make another show in the near future, but abstained this weekend due to bad weather. Art: read us in Telegram and look in Instagramma By materials artnet news