'Loving Vincent,' First Feature Film Animated Entirely By Paintings!

Love paintings? This is like no other animated film you've seen before. Made of his famous paintings, the biopic film highlights Vincent van Gogh's life. Since the dawn of computer-generated imagery (CGI), long gone are the days of animated films made with paper, pencils and paintbrushes. Popular clay-mation films and programs of the 20th century have become a thing of the past, too. But one new film is going to recapture the origins of animation and set new, groundbreaking records in the process. Loving Vincent, a biopic on the life of famed artist Vincent van Gogh, will be the first animated motion picture painted solely by hand. Directed be Polish painter Dorota Kobiela and British filmmaker Hugh Welchman, the film actually uses 120 of van Gogh’s paintings and 800 of his letters to tell the story, credited by one letter van Gogh addressed to his brother.

“He said we can only speak through our paintings,” Kobiela told Voice of America. “And these words were very important for me and they were actually the reason we are making this film like that.”

Filmmakers estimate that this 80-minute film will mandate around 57,000 painted frames. We can’t wait to see it when it debuts!

H/T GOOD

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