Everybody, take a shot of absinthe, for today marks Vincent van Gogh's 161st birthday. Although it's been over a century since the artist last walked this earth, the Post-Impressionist painter's contributions to the creative world and art in general are still felt today. Best known for his vibrant works like The Starry Night and Café Terrace at Night, the masterful painter unfortunately did not receive much recognition for his talents until after his death. In fact, van Gogh lived a rather troubled, miserable life.

Therefore, we've decided to honor the man in a rather unconventional way, comparing van Gogh with creative genius Kanye West. Though West has yet to liken himself to the 19th century painter, the two are surprisingly similar (at least in some ways). Here are 13 Things Vincent van Gogh and Kanye West Have in Common.

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