'Loving Vincent' Film Animates Van Gogh's Life and Work

A painted version of Robert Gulaczyk as Vincent van Gogh in “Loving Vincent.”
A painted version of Robert Gulaczyk as Vincent van Gogh in “Loving Vincent.”
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  • A painted version of actress Saoirse Ronan as Marguerite Gachet in “Loving Vincent.”

    A painted version of actress Saoirse Ronan as Marguerite Gachet in “Loving Vincent.”

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The world's first fully painted feature film is an animated adventure featuring the tragic story and beloved artworks of Vincent van Gogh---and it's experienced as if viewing his life through the lens of his art. The film opened in New York last week, and debuts in LA on Friday before additional screenings nationwide.

Van Gogh left some 845 works before his early death at age 37. About 120 paintings made between 1882 and 1890, when some scholars believe he committed suicide, unfold the artist's story with a focus on the mystery surrounding his demise.

Each frame of the film is an animated oil painting in van Gogh's signature style. Scenes were filmed with live actors, including Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and others, and then a total of 65,000 frames were painted by 125 international artists working in van Gogh's style.

Some of the film's Vincent-style artworks will go on view in the artist's Dutch homeland at Het Noordbrabants Museum this fall, while others are for sale on the film's website, starting at $1,000.

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