Monday, March 31, 2014

"Loving Vincent " A Loving tribute to Vincent Van Gogh

I'm looking forward to watch this new project by Oscar winning studio Breakthru films.
"Loving Vincent" will be a celebration of Vincent van Gogh work and also a film about the death of the painter, told by the characters in his paintings.
"Loving Vincent" will be the world's first feature length painted animation, with every shot painted with oil paints on canvas.
The interesting technique use is call PAWS (painting animation works stations) are the work stations, specially invented and patented by BreakThru Productions, thirty painters will complete the 80-minute  movie in two years. The painters will hand paint 56,800 frames, inspired by the style and the hand of van Gogh.
I have always wondered, while watching a Van Gogh painting, how would it be alive and always thought what was inside his mind, how he saw the world around him.
And even though we have seen before in videos some of Van Gogh paintings come alive, I think this time around will be excepcional.
On "Loving Van Gogh " website you can find more information about the project.


More films about the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh:

  • Lust for life:A film by Vincente Minelli (1956) A biodrama of the troubled artist Vincent Van Gogh, from his first paintings to his death. Kirk Douglas delivers a brilliant Oscar-nominated performance as the tragic Dutch painter.
  • Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1988) The story is told through letters written to his brother Theo from 1872 until 1890, eloquently read by actor John Hurt.  
  • Vincent the full story Art critic Waldemar Januszczak presents this exploration of the man who is officially the world's favourite artist, but who only sold one painting in his own lifetime. Januszczak presents a more balanced overview of the artist's life, avoiding the more sensationalist focus of modern times on Van Gogh's degeneration into madness and torment.