I spied this on Facebook yesterday and was intrigued enough to do a bit of searching…
Trailer from the upcoming film Loving Vincent by Breakthru Films. Obtained from the official website: http://join.lovingvincent.com/
12 oil paintings per second, all done by over 100 painters trained in the same style.
Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Loving Vincent features over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.
Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature-length painted animation, and is brought to you by Oscar winning film companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Every frame in the Loving Vincent movie is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted.
I may have to break my 17-year-fast from going to a movie theater to see this because Van Gogh fascinates me! 🙂