Vincent van Gogh’s biography made of oil paintings to release in India
Loving Vincent, a film that took five years and 65,000 frames rendered by hand with oil paints for Polish animator and painter Dorota Kobiela and the UK’S Hugh Welchman, will be coming to India on November 3. Touted as the world’s first fully painted feature film, it tells the story of painter Vincent van Gogh through paintings that are in his original style. More than 125 professional oil-painters from all over the world created over 65,000 paintings that served as frames for the movie. The film features 94 of Vincent’s paintings in forms very close to the original. The movie uses the stop frame animation technique has Robert Gulaczyk playing Vincent van Gogh. The film’s debut in the country follows the Loving Vincent exhibition that recently opened to viewers at the Noordbrabants Museum, Netherlands. The exhibition contained 119 oil paintings from the film, 10 per cent of the paintings remaining after the filming process, and shows how the filmmakers re-imagined the paintings of Gogh into the medium of film, using the technique, that he himself used.
Poster of the movie, Loving Vincent, featuring actor Robert Gulaczyk who plays Vincent van Gogh
Different stills from Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted feature film