“We can only speak through our paintings,” Vincent Van Gogh, the famous 18th century oil painter once wrote. Now his paintings are saying much more than they ever have before with a movie animating all of Van Gogh’s works by Breakthru Films according to euronews.com.
The film titled Loving Vincent will be directed by Dorota Kobiela and the Oscar winning Hugh Welshman. They are currently recruiting skilled oil painters to finish the animation, reported businessinsider.com.
Loving Vincent will be the first fully painted animation to hit the screens. Every second the movie plays, the viewer is looking at 12 intricate oil paintings. Artists working on the project must go through extensive training before getting started. After the artist’s portfolio is approved, they must take a rigorous painting test, lasting three days. If the artist passes the test they will continue by training for three weeks where they learn the painting style and techniques of Van Gogh according to lovingvincent.com.
The film tells the story of Van Gogh’s life, using paintings he created. The movie is based on letters Van Gogh wrote, reported independent.co.uk.
The project started out as just another company looking for funding on Kickstarter. They quickly exceeded their goal and were able to start the animation. Loving-Vincent-Join-the-Team.html
“Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, as told through his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them.” the creators of Loving Vincent stated.