Loving Vincent a Feature-Length Film Animated by 62,450 Oil Paintings.
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings”
Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death
No other artist has attracted more legends than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent is at once revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time. Vincent himself said in his last letter: ‘We cannot speak other than by our paintings’. We take him at his word and let the paintings tell the real story of Vincent van Gogh.
The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 62,450 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death
An extra present for you to unwrap today, journey through this timelapse of painter Christos Marmeris working on a shot of Adeline Ravoux (played by Eleanor Tomlinson)
Posted by Loving Vincent on Sunday, December 25, 2016