By the end of this month, the posthumously famed Dutch Post-Impressionist painter would have celebrated his 165th birthday. Granted, one rarely lives that long, but Vincent Van Gogh’s was cut short in his prime at the ripe age of 37 in 1890, following his years of mental illness.

More than a century later, more than 2,000 of his artworks are shared affectionately with the public, who had once shunned him out, in renowned museums around the world, such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

We dabbled with the art form and re-enacted some of our favourite Van Gogh paintings that have garnered him with the title of “The Father of Modern Art” with his use of dramatic, bold colours.

Sunflowers, 1888. Neue Pinakothek, Munich / Flowers by Daun & Petals


Self-Portrait, 1889. Musée d’Orsay, Paris / Black natural hite retro galles heritage jacket, natural white silk poplin fides shirt and black natural white retro formal gilet by Gucci


Portrait of Dr Gachet, 1890. Private collection / Textured blazer and mesh-jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo; Keychain by Bottega Veneta


The Sower (After Millet), 1889. Niarchos Collection, Zurich / Summer tartan cotton blend jacket, off-white cotton hoodie, sailing hat and rubberised leather boots by Ermenegildo Zegna; Cotton pants by Bottega Veneta; Embossed yellow leather tote by Dunhill


Portrait of Trabuc; Chief Orderly at Saint-Paul Hospital, 1889. Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland / Unlined wool-blend kimono jacket with contrasting heron embroider, shirt in striped cotton and regular collar and floral patterned tie by Emporio Armani


Vase with Zinnias and Other Flowers, 1886. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa / Script bag in velvety suede with smooth leather trims and double handle by Tod’s; Flowers by Daun & Petals


Paul Gauguin (Man in a Red Beret), 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Chamomile/Nero cotton shirt by Bottega Veneta


Vase with Pink Roses, 1890. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC / Sunglasses by Fendi; Flowers by Daun & Petals


The Reaper (After Millet), 1889. Private collection / Camel bomber jacket, faded nude jeans and leather boots by Dunhill


The Seated Zouave, 1888. Private collection / Red-checked gray wool serge double-breasted long coat, red-checked gray wool narrow pants by Dior Homme; Beige calf leather shoes by Bottega Veneta


Sorrowing Old Man (‘At Eternity’s Gate’), 1890. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo / Popeline cotton jacket, popeline graphic cotton shirt, popeline cotton pants and lace-up ankle shoes by Prada Uomo


A Pair of Boots, 1887. Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland / Lavender skull sweatshirt and green and brown lace-up boots by Loewe


Still Life with Glass of Absinthe and a Carafe, 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam / Sunglasses by Tommy Hilfiger


L’Incompris (The Misunderstood), 1880s by Jeanne Donnadieu / Black suede trenchcoat and pants by Hackett London; Black mesh top and nero calf suede shoes by Bottega Veneta


Photography by Tommi / Blink Studio
Talent by Zoli / Attitude Models
Art Direction + Digital Imaging by Andrew Loh
Styling by Joyce Lim
Words by Celeste Goh

Special Thanks to Daun & Petals

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