Sometimes you don’t need to have a good reason to do something besides it being awesome. Animator Mac Cauley turned one of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings into a VR experience, and the result looks great.
This is the original painting by Vincent van Gogh:
And Cauley turned it into a 3D environment:
I like these type of experiments. It makes you look better at the details in the painting and gives you an understanding of how it is build up.
Here is another experiment with Escher’s 3D sketches: