If you want it to look painterly...that's going to be tough. You could probably start by using some particles, but that's going to be tricky.
Is this with footage or animation?
Do you have Particular?
You could use ReelSmart Motion Blur to generate some velocity maps from your image, use it to drive particle's velocity and then set the aux particles to a negative amount of movement from main particles with a decreasing size.
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