This is a special post and out of our ordinary way to let you know about something we don’t want you to miss. Since we’re all about art here at Casart Coverings and we love Vincent Van Gogh, we thought you’d want to know too.
We originally posted 2 years ago, when the Loving Vincent film was just starting to be produced. Since this time and after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the film is now finished and finally available to see in the States. We were happy to be fundraising supporters and lucky to see it recently. We hope you will have the chance to see it too.
There hasn’t been another film like this that marries live action with actual painted images (over 65,000 frames and 60,000 paintings) that were painted by 125 classically trained artists in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Rotoscopy technology, layering imagery over live action, was used in the black and white sequences; whereas, the artists imagined what the live action was to be able to paint the color sequences in Vincent’s characteristic, sweeping-brushstroke style. The film’s plot follows a murder mystery about how Vincent died. We imagine Hugh Welchman will win another academy award, if anything for the sheer effort involved!
Click here to find when the film is coming to your town (through January). Go to the Theatre List (on the top tab of the link’s site).
If the film has already aired in your town, you may still be able to watch it on this GoWatch site.
It is visual mastery to see Vincent’s portraits and paintings come to life.
Here’s the trailer: