It may not be easy to know how artists are inspired, but spending time literally inside their work might be a start. The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated the famous Vincent van Gogh painting Bedroom in Arles into a full size room. What’s even more surreal is the sleeping quarter is available to rent on AirBnB.
The room is a replica of the original; down to the jugs on the night table and the towel hanging on a wall hook. The bedroom rents for $10 per night and is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves into van Gogh’s world prior to visiting the museum. 36 works of the artist are currently on exhibit at the museum's Van Gogh’s Bedrooms.
Next, tilt-shift versions of Van Gogh's paintings.