World’s First Fully Painted Film Process: Sharing the Life of Vincent van Gogh through the Incredible Painting Style of the Master.
August 8, 2017 / Mary Kachur
Loving Vincent is an upcoming film that will be the first, ever, fully painted animation feature film about painter Vincent van Gogh. Written and directed by Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela, produced by BreakThru Films and Trademark Films. The development, originally funded by the Polish Film Institute and a Kickstarter campaign required the re-training of professional oil painters to become painting-animators. The film is being sold by Cinema Management Group and financiers include City of Wrocław, Polish Capital of Culture in 2016.
Each of the film’s 62,450 frames is an oil painting on canvas, that copies the same technique as van Gogh and is created by a team of 85 artists. Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of master, one of the world’s most beloved painters. The story is told through reproductions of his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them, Vincent’s acquaintances and locals to his studio. The intrigue and visual tone of the film unfolds through interviews with these characters and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
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