Photo Gallery: Famous Works of Art as Face Paintings

Art nerds, prepare to fall in love with the work of photographer Andy Alcala; in a series of self portraits entitled FaceArtists, he pays homage to a group of famous artists who range from Van Gogh to Banksy, recreating some of their most beloved works with his own mug acting as a canvas. Interestingly, it was his ode to Jackson Pollock’s One: No. 31 that gave him the most problems. “You’d be surprised how hard it is to make this drip affect when you’re the only one working on it,” Alcala explains. “I had to think of creative ways to get the paint to act like it would with Pollock because simply using a brush and the paint wasn’t working.” Click through to see how it turned out, and to view the rest of the series.

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh. Courtesy of Andy Alcala