‘Loving Vincent’ brings Van Gogh’s art alive


(Reuters) – You have seen his “Sunflowers” in a museum, sung along with Don McLean to “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” and gawped during a tens of million of dollars his works have fetched during auction.

But we have never seen Vincent Van Gogh’s art utterly like it is shown in a film “Loving Vincent.”

Seven years in a creation and billed as a world’s initial fully-painted underline film, “Loving Vincent” uses some-more than 130 of a Dutch artist’s possess paintings to tell his possess story.

Each of a 65,000 frames of a charcterised eccentric film, combined by Polish artist and animator Dorota Kobiela, is an oil portrayal palm embellished by 125 veteran artists who trafficked from around a universe to be a partial of a project.

“It looks like something totally different, and that doesn’t occur unequivocally mostly in a media-saturated world,” pronounced Hugh Welchman, who co-wrote and destined a film with Kobiela.

“Loving Vincent,” display in singular recover in New York and Los Angeles and nearing in Europe in October, was initial filmed with actors personification some of a people Van Gogh prisoner on canvas.

They embody Saiorse Ronan as doctor’s daughter Marguerite Gachet and Chris O‘Dowd as postman Joseph Roulin, who travel by and live his paintings as his story unfolds.

Then came a tough part. Finding and training a painters to imitate Van Gogh’s work.

More than 4,000 artists from around a universe practical for a pursuit and 125 were selected and put by 3 weeks training.

“Even yet we were employing a unequivocally best oil painters, Vincent’s character demeanour like it should be unequivocally easy though indeed it’s formidable to do well,” pronounced Welchman.

“Even after training there were still utterly a few painters who unequivocally found it unfit to get to grips with his style,” Welchman said.

The $5.5 million prolongation focuses on a final weeks of Van Gogh’s life before his genocide in 1890 in France during age 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Welchman pronounced a film has triggered some surprising responses.

“We’ve had a lot of people in tears during screenings. People are promulgation poems or creation cakes with perplexing Vincent paintings on a cake,” he said.

He and Kobiela wish a film encourages audiences to learn some-more about Van Gogh.

“I’d like them to consider there is some-more to his story than he went mad, cut off his ears, was a talent and did these impossibly colorful paintings that sell for lots of money.”

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Marguerita Choy


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