Van Gogh’s The Starry Night can be recreated in real life in two ways: one of them is to be on drugs, and the other, apparently, is to swirl paint on water like artist Garip Ay. It’s sort of illegal to do the first thing, but you can watch how Ay recreates Starry Night in the video below. Check out how the colors blend together and how the swirls settle in to reach that classic effect.

What starts as just blotches of paint on water slowly transforms into art before you even realize it. Seeing it all happen might actually be better than drugs.

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