We’ve seen the cardboard Munchs and the inflatable scream dolls, so a reproduction of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” rendered in cereal doesn’t really seem all that surprising. Credit where credit is due, artist and art teacher Doyle Geddes certainly does a marvelous job of creating the illusion of the Dutch painter’s brush strokes and oily globs of color out of two tons Tootie Fruities, Cocoa Dyno-Bites and Frosted Mini Spooners. Moreover, Geddes managed to get 150 of his students involved in the creation his high-sugar, low-fiber marriage of food and fine art and, at 72 feet by 90 feet, there may be some truth to the teacher’s claims that his loopy “Starry Night” may be the largest recreation of a Van Gogh work ever. And, look, we know that this breakfast-treat take on the Saint-Rémy-created classic may not have all the 3D, virtual-reality benefits of the Second Life version of the painting, but at least the leftover materials from this massive mural will taste good with a bit of milk.
To visit the real “Starry Night” head to:
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York, U.S.A.
To dive deep into Van Gogh’s world and trace the footsteps of four other of Western Art’s greatest masters, pick up a copy of “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”.
“Students Make Largest Reproduction of Van Gogh’s Painting With Breakfast Cereal” (Fox13 Utah)
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