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Photos: Inspired by van Gogh

Updated 8:32 AM ET, Mon December 23, 2013
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It's been 125 years since Vincent van Gogh cut off part of his ear in a fit of depression, and today people remain inspired and intrigued by the prolific post-Impressionist Dutch painter. Here, a hot air balloon designed in his image celebrates the anniversary of his birth in Zundert, Netherlands, in March 2003. ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images
"Starry Night" by van Gogh recreated by Kristen Cumings using jelly beans. Kristen Cumings / Barcroft Media/Getty Image
A reproduction of van Gogh's "Sunflowers" made with meats and sausages is exhibited at Yekaterinburg's food market in Russia in 2012. Anton Butsenko/ITAR-TASS /Landov
Inspired by van Gogh's many self-portraits, artist Tadao Cern recreates the painter with digital photography. Barcroft Media /Landov
A man walks past a recreation of van Gogh's "The Sower" made by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz with branches, leaves and dried flowers. Robert Van Den Berge/AFP/GettyImages
Van Gogh's "Starry Night" recreated on an Etch-A-Sketch by artist Jeff Gagliardi in 2008. Jeff Gagliardi/Gety
A man dresses as a van Gogh painting during the annual Village Halloween Parade in 2005 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images
A huge reproduction of van Gogh's self-portrait made of 2,070 polo shirts in 24 different colors is displayed on the ground floor of the Marunouchi Building in Tokyo, Japan, in 2010, created by Japanese apparel company Onward Kashiyama. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a reproduction of van Gogh's "Sunflowers" at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong. BOBBY YIP/Reuters /LANDOV
Artist Cristiam Ramos paints a version of van Gogh's self-portrait using nail polish at his studio in Orlando, Florida. Cristiam Ramos/Barcroft Media /Landov
Using coffee and a watercolor paintbrush, artist Karen Eland created this version of van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night." Nathan Slabaugh / Barcroft Media / Getty Images
An aerial view of a van Gogh self-portrait, was recreated with plants and wood chips, in a field in Nuenen in the Netherlands. Robert Van Den Berge/AFP/GettyImages